Seed Resources for Our Communities

Beata Tsosie-Peña, coordinator of our Española Healing Foods Oasis, has compiled this list of places where you can find seeds to plant this season.

1) The New Mexico Acequia Association (NMAA) has launched the Semillas pa’ la Gentecampaign to provide seeds to community members who are in need of seeds to plant gardens and grow food for their families and neighbors. NMAA is sharing native seeds such as corn, peas, havas, beans, and calabazas as well as popular, nutritious vegetables such as chard, kale, beets, and carrots. As soon as you plant your seeds, you can have fresh greens in about 30 days!

2) Mini Seed Library locations in Santa Fe, set up by the Master Gardners’ Network:

Note that this weekend (May 2/3) is likely the last weekend seeds will be available, as there has been so much demand for them. For more info, see this article in the Santa Fe Reporter.

3) USDA/NM State University’s “Seed to Supper” Program

4) The EHFO Seed Library has a very limited amount of seeds to share as well – priority at this time goes to local Espanola and surrounding communities as we can only do pick up or local delivery. If you are interested, please email