Garden Project

Growing Healthy Food, Cultivating Community

Greater Lansing Food Bank’s Garden Project provides access to land, how-to education, free seeds and plants, tool lending, a networking hub and more so that all community members can have access to fresh healthy food through gardening opportunities. We support a network of 113 community gardens and over 500 home gardens, helping to feed more than 8,000 people across mid-Michigan. Some community gardens serve large refugee populations, others integrate school curricula, some grow for donation, and others are simply neighborhood gathering spaces to grow a stronger community. We keep the community up to date with our projects through our email newsletter (below) and our Facebook and Instagram pages. We would love to have you join us! Learn more under the tabs to the left, or contact us anytime at (517) 853-7809 or gardenproject@glfoodbank.org.


Grow & GIVE

We encourage all gardeners to grow extra veggies to participate in our Grow & GIVE initiative by donating garden-grown produce to their local pantry. Follow the link for a listing of agencies that can accept on-site donations of fresh produce, and some advice on which items are in highest demand. Questions? We’ve answered some of the most common ones in our FAQ document.

We produce a weekly (fortnightly in winter) email newsletter. Check out recent issues below: