Resource Center

The Garden Project’s Foster Park Resource Center is located at 2401 Marcus St., Lansing, MI 48912 (the corner of Foster and Marcus Streets).


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What’s at the Resource Center?

Besides helpful staff and volunteers who can help answer your questions, we offer to registered gardeners:

  • Free seeds (usually limited to 25 packets per year)
  • Free seedlings (transplants); quantities depend on supply
  • Free tool lending of standard garden tools for two weeks at a time
  • Gardening and cooking info: books, magazines, videos, pamphlets, etc.
  • Other resources as available
  • Also, a great opportunity to meet other gardeners, get advice or volunteer

2015 Resource Center Open Hours


  • Beginning April 15th:
  • All Wednesdays 10-1pm
  • All Thursdays 5-7pm
  • Saturday May 16th 10-1pm
  • Saturday May 30th 10-1pm

Beginning May 26th:

  • All Tuesdays 5-7pm
  • All Wednesdays 10-1pm
  • All Thursdays 5-7pm


  • All Tuesdays 5-7pm
  • All Wednesdays 10-1pm
  • All Thursdays 5-7pm
  • Saturday June 6th and June 13th 10-1pm

Note: Monday June 29th through July 4th the RC will be CLOSED ALL DAYS due to 4th of July holiday.


  • Wednesday July 8th, 15th, and 22nd 10-1pm
  • Thursday July 9th and 16th 5-7pm

Attention Community Garden Leaders: If you would like to pick up resources (seeds, plant starts, tools, etc) for your community garden as a whole, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with staff to meet you at the Resource Center. Please call 517-853-7809 or email

Community Garden Leader Resources

Garden Leaders: resources are available for existing gardens in the network.  Please use this Resource Application to let us know how we can be of support. Also, read more about local resources in the updated 2015 Lansing Area Community Garden Resource Guide..

Home Garden Assistance

The Garden Project offers home garden assistance to households who qualify based on income. Assistance may include access to free seeds and plants, educational resources, and more.

Our tool lending library and Resource Center are great for beginning or experienced gardeners.

Email us or call (517) 853-7809 for help with a home garden.


Click here to browse all opportunities.

Additional Information

NOTE: We have examined the home garden tilling program and have come to the conclusion that we will not be able to continue operating this service. We will no longer be offering home garden rototilling. We will still service home gardeners with supplies such as tool lending, plants and seeds, as well as educational options. We have compiled a listing of tilling contractors. If you find that these don’t work, or if you have found another option, please let us know so that we may update our list. Thanks!