Planting the Seed
The Seed2Need project was started in 2008 by Sandy and Penny Davis in a neighbor’s horse corral. Originally it was a small garden intended to provide produce to Storehouse West in Rio Rancho. In 2009 Victor and Nora Scherzinger offered some of their land to enlarge the garden to 1/10th of an acre. A handful of Sandoval County Master Gardeners helped with the garden, generating 1650 pounds of produce. It has grown a lot over the last decade.
In 2010 the Sandoval County Master Gardeners decided to sponsor the project, allowing for a larger volunteer base. Victor Scherzinger talked his neighbors, Dr. Robert Lynn and Janet Braziel, into donating land, expanding the garden to 3/5 of an acre. The 2010 gardens generated 30,701 pounds. This allowed Seed2Need to provide produce for several more pantries in the area.