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The purpose of the VHS Seed Library is to promote health, nutrition and food self-sufficiency.  Specifically, the seed library offers an accessible, free source of locally adapted plant seeds, supplied and cultivated by VHS teachers, staff members, students and community members, for increasing consumption of wholesome food and learning how to build food self-sufficiency.

Using the VHS Seed Library



Learn About:


The basics of planting and growing a vegetable garden are described at THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANIC website:

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners



A gardening calendar for the Albuquerque area is at the Jericho Nursery website:

Albuquerque Area Gardening Calendar

1. Borrow Seeds

Seed Checkout:

Any VHS teacher, staff member, or student may check out up to three (3) seed packets per week (9 packets max./person) beginning February 1, 2018 while supplies last.

2. Grow Plants


3. Save Seeds from Harvest

The following online handbook provides instructions for how to save pure seeds from your garden.

Vegetable Seed Saving Handbook

See also the VHS Library link (left column index) for "How to Save Seeds."

4. Share Seeds

Bring your saved seeds to the VHS Seed Library for the next growing season!