Ideas Shared Seed Library

Sow.Grow.ReapEat Program, El Paso Public Library


When the El Paso Public Library staff was tasked to bring creative incentives to the library system, Lisa Martinez introduced a Sow. Grow. ReapEat. program—inspired by other similar and successful community engagement opportunities hosted in New Mexico and Arizona. The seed library program empowers the El Paso community to plant a seed for a better future and learn about food systems.

Master Gardener Jim Hastings from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County leads workshops at participating area branches, where he hopes his green thumb will sprout excitement in new gardeners.

We extend a heartfelt thanks to Diana and Xotchil from State Rep Lina Ortega's office and Richard and Stephanie from Congressman Beto O'Rourke's office for joining the Powered Libraries team onsite at the main branch during filming.

For more information about the seed library program, visit the Sow.Grow.ReapEat website.