Start A Garden

If you’re thinking about starting a community garden,we invite you to attend our annual series of Garden Leader’s Training, taking place over 3 Saturday mornings, 9am-12:30pm on February 21st & 28th and March 14th  at the Greater Lansing Food Bank’s administrative office at 919 Filley St., Lansing, 48906.

Check out our GLT 2015 Promo Flyer and view a video of last year’s training here. Read more in our press release.  (Please share widely.)


February 21st:

  • Virtual Tour of Successful Community Gardens
  • Developing Shared Vision

February 28th:

  • Volunteer Management
  • Outreach & Organizing

March 14th:

  • Garden Leadership Summit
  • Technical Trade Show


This is not a gardening class—it is crucial skill training for successful community gardening projects. Each session will provide an interactive opportunity for community members to gain leadership skills, access local resources, network, share and plan for both new and existing community gardening projects.  Past participants include schools aiming to provide students with hands-on gardening experience and nutrition education; “faith and food” congregations with goals of growing fresh produce for their members and community food banks; health clinics who want to engage their patients in healthy food production; and neighbors and apartment complex dwellers who garden together. With attendance, there will be opportunities to apply for Garden Project Start-Up Resources.

We encourage at least 2 people from each community project to attend.

Cost per session is $5-$30 sliding scale to cover learning materials

For more information on what a community garden leadership position might entail, click here.

To RSVP or learn more about GLT, please call 517-853-7809 or email



gp collage for GLT page


Garden Leader Support Night