Armory Community Garden

Location: 500 Marshall St., Lansing, MI 48912
Public Garden Grow-Your-Own Garden
There is an additional $5 water fee per plot at Armory Garden.

Plots available to general public.

Armory Garden IS FULL. Please express your interest by placing yourself on the waitlist linked here

Established in 2005, Armory is a large, very popular garden with easy access to plots and water on Lansing’s eastside. There is shade palapa, a native plant bed and a tool shed with a seed-starting annex on premise.

Armory Garden is a public, NO-TRACTOR TILL garden, where individuals register for plots and are responsible to plant, water, weed and harvest their produce. The plot fee set by the Garden Project allows gardeners to pay according to an income scale. There is an additional $5 water fee per plot. Both of these fees are collected by Garden Project personnel. When a major repair or change to the infrastructure needs to be done, the garden is able to apply for funds from the Garden Project. For example, this enabled the installation of a new metal roof on the shed in 2017, and gardeners provided the labor.

  • Number of plots: 58, each approximately 20' x 20'  (Twenty percent of the plots at Armory Garden are prone to flooding. Establishing large, mounded beds in those plots is encouraged.)
  • How to get involved:

    Registration for 2022 returning gardeners opened March 1, 2022. (If you are a returning gardener, submit your registration by April 1 to reserve your same plot. If you need the link or registration form sent to you, please contact Garden Project at (517) 853-7809 or gardenproject@glfoodbank.org.) For site-specific questions, contact Jill or Margaret. Plot registration will open online to new gardeners on April 1.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Email is currently the garden’s primary method of communication, and garden leader(s) must be able to reliably communicate with the gardening community. Read the garden policy manual here.

  • Location: 500 Marshall St., Lansing, MI 48912