About the Resource Center

The Garden Project Resource Center is a supply depot filled with resources tailored for vegetable gardening and is available to community gardeners and low-to-moderate income home gardeners during the growing season.

Public open hours begin April 17, 2024 and run through the end of June.

  • Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 5 – 7:30 p.m.


Garden Project Resource Center services are available to community gardeners and low to moderate income gardeners. Registration is open March — August and required yearly.

Services Offered

  • Free seeds (limit 25 packets per gardener per year). View a sampling of our seed stock here.
  • Free seedlings (vegetable transplants) during open hours in April, May and June.
  • Free tool lending of standard garden tools for up to two weeks at a time.
  • Gardening and cooking information (Ex. Books, magazines, videos, pamphlets, etc.).
  • Free canning jars and two-week lending of food preservation equipment.
  • Other resources as available, including at-cost straw bales, cover crop seeds and organic granular fertilizer.
  • Helpful staff and volunteers to answer gardening questions!

Visiting the Resource Center also provides a great opportunity to meet other gardeners, get advice and volunteer!

Community Garden Leadership Committee

Drop-in hours for Community garden leadership committee members ONLY

May 3 — June 28 | Fridays, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Garden resource pickup

If you would like to pick up resources (seeds, plant starts, tools, etc.) for your community garden as a whole, please contact Matthew Romans to schedule an appointment.

p:  517-853-7802
e:  matthew@glfoodbank.org


Winter Seed Day — One day only!

2 – 7 p.m. Thu., Feb. 29

The Resource Center will be open for this special one-day event for gardeners interested in starting transplants at home. Stop by for free transplant trays and seeds for plants that need an early start under grow lights to ensure success in Michigan’s short growing season.

Seeds offered will include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Greens
  • Select herbs and flowers

Location and Map

Garden Project’s Resource Center is located at 2401 Marcus St., Lansing, 48912, in the south end of Foster Park.