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

The Resource Center is closed for the summer. Please call (517) 853-7802 to make arrangements for a special appointment. Thank you!

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 after it is opened for the spring. Please call 517-853-7809 or email

Community Garden Leader Resources

Garden Leaders: resources are available for existing gardens in the network.  A Resource Application is linked here, which you can use to let us know how we can be of support.  Also, read more about local resources in the updated 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!