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Home & Garden: Overview

H&G and Seed Library Events

Home & Garden Events

Home & Garden @ the Public Library

Home & Garden @ the Public Library

Check out our guides to

  • Composting & Mulching: Turn kitchen scraps and yard "waste" into rich soil amendments.
  • Mini-farming: Urban homesteading, backyard farming, small-scale farming, urban farming, backyard homesteads -- getting the most out of your land.
  • Xeriscaping: Waterwise gardening, drought-tolerant landscaping, rainwater harvesting, dry climate gardens, irrigation systems, greywater use.

Explore our eResources:

ABQ-BERNCO Seed Library

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The ABQ-BERNCO Seed Library was established in 2014 and has the mission to encourage a community of water-wise gardeners and seed savers. In line with the Public Library mission, we aim to provide the access, tools, and skills to enable all Albuquerque citizens to participate in this community. We provide free seed to card holders and offer free programs to foster all levels of gardeners through growing, harvesting, and seed saving—all within our unique high desert environment. 

The ABQ-BERNCO Seed Library is housed at the South Broadway Branch. If you have questions contact us at or 764-1742.

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