Media Advisory – Community Garden Tours


July 16, 2018

Julie Lehman
Garden Project Manager

Greater Lansing Food Bank Invites Community to Tour Local Gardens

Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB)’s Garden Project invites Lansing residents to tour local community gardens. Community members can join walking, biking or bus tour groups to visit gardens in full bloom. Organized in partnership with the Ingham County Land Bank, each tour group will feature an array of diverse gardens and plants to showcase what’s growing in new and established community gardens in the greater Lansing area. These gardens beautify the community, and vegetable gardens offer the opportunity for low-income families to grow their own food to supplement GLFB food distributions. The event is free and open to the public, though GLFB welcomes donations of $1-20. The Garden Tours are a great chance to explore the sights, sounds, and tastes of Lansing’s gardening scene, while meeting the gardeners who make it happen. Tours will showcase the ways that gardens are improving health and nutrition, building community and creating a more vibrant Lansing.

Tours take place on the evening of Wednesday, July 18th. Seasonal refreshments and a welcome begin at 5:15pm. All tours will depart at 6.p.m. and will return at 8p.m. (Bus seating is limited. Please RSVP for bus tours at

GLFB Garden Resource Center 2401 Marcus St Lansing MI, 48912

Potential to interview Greater Lansing Food Bank staff and community gardeners. Visual opportunities include diverse community members and scenic gardens.

Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) is a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Clare, Isabella and Gratiot counties. It raises money, food and in-kind contributions to meet emergency food needs; coordinates and supports the work of area food pantries; rescues wholesome excess food that would otherwise go to waste; promotes, encourages and emphasizes self-help programs toward the goal of self-sufficiency; and educates the community on hunger issues. To learn more about the Greater Lansing Food Bank, visit