2024 Garden Registration is now closed.


Garden Project manages registration for the following 17 community gardens

Airport Community Garden
2027 W. State Rd.,
Lansing, MI 48906
Okemos International Community Garden
Cedar Creek Apartments
4394 Okemos Rd.,
Okemos, MI 48864
Armory Community Garden
501 Marshall St.,
Lansing, MI 48912
Orchard Court Community Garden
5745 Orchard Ct.,
Lansing, MI 48911
Clifford Park Community Garden
550 E. Mt. Hope Ave.,
Lansing, MI 48910
Otto School Community Garden
500 E. Thomas St.,
Lansing, MI 48906
ELF Community Garden
804 Clyde St.,
Lansing, MI 48915
Paradise Community Garden
1425 Prospect St.,
Lansing, MI 48912
Foster Community Garden
2325 Marcus St.,
Lansing, MI 48912
Risdale Community Garden
2400 Reo Rd.,
Lansing, MI 48911
Hill Community Garden
5815 Wise Rd.,
Lansing, MI 48911
Roots Community Garden
Der Happy Hollow
1084 S. Hagadorn Rd.,
Mason, MI 48854
Letts Community Garden
395 Huron St.,
Lansing, MI 48915
Slater Park Community Garden
2701 Hopkins Ave.,
Lansing, MI 48912
Lilac Community Garden
1260 Lilac Ave.,
East Lansing, MI 48823
Towar Community Garden
6383 Towar Ave.,
East Lansing, MI 48823
North School Community Garden
333 E. Miller Rd.,
Lansing, MI 48911

All other community gardens handle their own registration. Please contact the garden directly to inquire about their registration process.

List of community gardens

If you would like to be placed on a waitlist for one of the above gardens, please email GardenProject@GLFoodBank.org.


Plot fees

The 2024 cost of a community garden plot is $15 each for most gardens. Roots Garden and the larger plots at Hill Community Garden are $20 each due to their larger size.

Payment is expected at the time of plot assignment.

  • Returning gardeners who are returning to the same plot(s) in the same garden should pay at the time of registration.  
  • Returning gardeners who have additional plot requests should wait to pay for these additional plots until it is confirmed that space is available.  
  • Garden Project is not able to refund plot payments for unapproved additional plots. 
  • New gardeners will be asked to pay for their plot when the plot is assigned.  

Resource Center

Registering for a Garden Project-managed community garden also gives you access to Garden Project’s Resource Center, a garden supply hub where you can receive free plants and seeds, borrow tools from our lending library and receive other helpful gardening resources and education.

If you are not gardening in one of the 17 gardens managed by Garden Project, Resource Center registration can be found by clicking “Learn More” below.

Home gardeners

Home gardeners from low to moderate income families are welcome to visit the Resource Center for seeds, plants and tool lending.

Learn more


2024 community garden expectations

Maintain your plot.

  • Make sure you can dedicate an average of 2 – 4 hours each week to maintain your plot from opening until Oct. 20.
  • Plant your garden by June 1. If a plot is not planted by June 1 or is left untended for longer than two weeks during the season, it will be reassigned. Please reach out to Garden Project if you need help planning or maintaining your plot!
  • Keep your garden plot and its bordering pathways free from weeds, trash and piles.
  • Harvest in a timely manner. Ripe produce left in the garden may be donated to avoid spoilage and waste.
  • Weed and maintain your plot until Oct. 20.
  • At the end of the season, remove all string, stakes, fencing and trash.
  • Please note: Gardeners who abandon their plots during the season or who fail to properly clean up their plots by the Oct. 20 deadline will be assessed a $50 fine per plot and will be restricted to one garden plot the following season.

Respect other gardeners and garden plots. Support your community garden.

  • Do not walk through other plots or harvest from them without permission. Garden theft will result in an immediate loss of gardening privileges for the current and all future seasons.
  • Please report vandalism, theft or unusual behavior to garden leadership committee members.
  • Return all borrowed tools in a timely manner.
  • The use of garden chemicals is discouraged.
  • Service dogs are permitted, but please do not bring pets into the garden.
  • Cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs, including marijuana, are prohibited in the garden.
  • Follow rules specific to your garden.
  • Participate in group workdays and other garden management tasks as needed. Remember, we all have a role to play to help our community gardens thrive!

Pay your plot fees.

  • Plot fees are expected to be paid when the plot is assigned and must be paid no later than June 15.

Community Garden Expectations PDF