Special Thanks!

Seed2Need takes pride in our ability to seed, grow, and harvest fresh produce for those in need. Unfortunately, we ran into some trouble with our cold frame this year and lost a majority of our tomato seedlings. Despite this setback, we have completely filled our gardens with young plants and look forward to a successful harvest.
This would not have been possible without those who came to our rescue in providing replacement seedlings for the gardens.
This includes our business partners:
  • Bonnie Plants
  • Alameda Greenhouse
  • Jericho Nursery
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement #2879 and #1636
  • The Home Depot #3517 and #3504
and contributions from:
  •  Sandoval Extension Master Gardener members
  •  Seed2Need volunteers
  •  Local community members, family, and friends.
Without your help, we would not have been able to fulfill our mission of providing fresh produce to families facing food insecurity in New Mexico.
A huge “Thank You” for your generosity in supporting our community.
~ The Seed2Need Leadership Team and Board Members ~
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Seed2Need has donated over 700,000 pounds of produce to food pantries in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties since 2010.


Our mission is to provide fresh produce to families facing food insecurity




Seed2Need is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing produce for local food pantries and soup kitchens in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties.


There are two gardens and an orchard. All are located in Corrales on land donated by local  property owners. Crops include tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupe, green chile, green beans, squash, cabbage and broccoli. In total we have approximately 2-acres, with 140 trees. The orchard includes several varieties of apple, peach, pear, plum, and cherry.


The harvest at the gardens typically begins in late July. However, peak harvest is typically late August or early September depending on weather and rain. When we don’t have a late frost, September is the peak for gleaning as well.


Apple Maggots threaten Corrales Apple Orchards

Apple maggot flies are a tiny quarter-inch fly that lays its eggs by piercing the skin of the apple. Each female apple maggot fly can lay hundreds of eggs.

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Harvest totals and year end reports reflecting productivity over the last decade.
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Donating produce

Seed2Need Project

Planting Day 2015

With three gardens spanning over 2-acres, Seed2Need requires an army of volunteers to get everything planted and harvested quickly. With the assistance of eagle scouts, and hundreds of volunteers, thousands of seeds and seedlings were planted within three hours on an early morning in mid May, 2015.


Ending Hunger Now


Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN’s World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for everyone, people still go hungry, still die of starvation, still use food as a weapon of war. Her vision: “Food is one issue that cannot be solved person by person. We have to stand together.”


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“There are many things that you can volunteer for, but this has a specific purpose. It is the most rewarding project that we have been involved with.“

Billie & Harold Alderman

SCMG Master Gardener & Volunteers

“Seed2Need has been a godsend to St. Felix Pantry in Rio Rancho. The fresh produce brought to us has literally saved many needy families from a serious hunger crisis this summer.“

Sister Claire Kehl

St. Felix Food Pantry, Rio Rancho, NM

“The Gardens: The work is hard. The pay sucks, but the cause is great. The volunteers are wonderful and the gratification is magnificent.“

LD Alexander

Former Seed2Need Board Member

“The garden is magical. Not only does it provide food for many people, it also nurtures the many people that work in it. It has grown so much that it spread its wealthy spirit beyond the Master Gardeners to many others, ranging from boy scouts to grandchildren.”

Lydia Allen

SCMG Master Gardener & Volunteer

“Being out in the New Mexico sunshine, Sandhill Cranes or hot air balloons overhead, strangers collaborating to benefit community, rather than themselves...what a beautiful, and painless, way to give of yourself.“

Wendy Fox Dial

Seed2Need Volunteer

“On behalf of our hungry neighbors, I want to thank you and all of the people who made this year's bountiful harvest possible! Those fresh veggies will definitely be missed by our clients! I'll be praying for a wet winter and great growing season next year.”

David Whitely

Exec Dir, Rio Grande Food Project