Garden Tour 2022: An Empowered Community Growing its Own Food

Garden Project Garden Tour 2022 showcased how Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) and our partners are making nutritious food accessible to our community. Through Garden Project’s network of more than 90 community gardens and 500 home gardens. 

On Wednesday, July 20, the greater Lansing community had an opportunity to gather and see what growing food in the city looks like. More than 120 people were in attendance – one of the biggest garden tours to date – to view gardens by bus, an 8-mile bike ride or 1-mile leisurely walk. These separate tours led attendees through a total of 10 stops, which included community gardens and urban farms.  

Garden leaders guided the tours, describing what grows in each garden, who’s growing in the garden and any other special facts about that garden stop. Staff and volunteers had a wonderful time sharing the gardens and celebrating the gardeners that continually do the tough fieldwork all growing season. Through hard work and collaboration Garden Project’s network grows about 1 million pounds of produce every year. 

You can make an impact in our community by getting involved with Garden Project through volunteering, donating or becoming a community garden leader. To learn more about how you can get involved with Garden Project, click here: Garden Project – Greater Lansing Food Bank. 

Special Thank You! 

Garden Project is grateful to our tour partners for their generous support of this year’s event: Dean Transportation, Ingham County Land Bank, Lansing Bike Co-Op, Lansing Bike Party, Lansing Parks and Recreation, Meijer Capital City Market, MSU Bikes Service Center, and Van Atta’s Greenhouse & Flower Shop. 

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Community members take a tour of local gardens and urban farms by bus, an 8-mile bike ride and 1-mile leisurely walk. (Photos/GLFB staff)