Local cultural center awarded rare seeds

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque got some exciting news.

The center was awarded 28 types of rare, endangered seeds that are native to New Mexico and Arizona. They include Jemez melon, Cochiti chile, and San Felipe corn.

The head of the center’s community garden, planted them Wednesday. He says the fruits and vegetables they grow will feed Native American families.

Some of their seeds will be preserved for future generations.

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