Grow Your Own Produce With Help From the El Paso Public Library Program
The El Paso Public Library is offering a new workshop to help residents grow their own food.
The Sow.Grow.ReapEat program is made possible by a grant from the
U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission. This new program available through El Paso Public Libraries provides local gardeners everything they need to successfully grow their own edible gardens.
Every library branch in El Paso now has a collection of non-genetically modified fruit, vegetable, and herb seeds that may be borrowed with a library card. Residents can borrow up to five seed packets per season but are encouraged to donate some of the seeds to the library after the seeds go to harvest in order to keep collections stocked.
Apart from seeds, residents may also participate in free gardening and cooking workshops demonstrated by El Paso Master Gardeners. The workshops are designed to provide the basic understanding of how to grow and prepare food from a garden.
To view the upcoming gardening and cooking workshops are posted on the Sow.Grow.ReapEat website.