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.


World Refugee Awareness Week | June 20-26

Join Greater Lansing Food Bank’s Garden Project in celebrating this year’s World Refugee Awareness Week at the following events:

From Seed to Culture 

Hosted by GLFB Garden Project. View the Resource Center’s display highlighting culturally significant crops that Garden Project provides to gardeners. Includes recipes from gardeners.

June 21 | 5 – 7 p.m.
June 22 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 23 | 5 – 7 p.m.

Garden Project Resource Center
2401 Marcus St, Lansing, MI 48912

Peace Pole 

Hosted by St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) at Greater Lansing Food Bank. Join STVCC in showing appreciation for the Lansing community’s effort in resettling and providing a positive start for an unprecedented number of refugees and other newcomers. Peace Pole unveiling will be followed by a ‘Thank You Community’ event.

June 23 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Greater Lansing Food Bank Distribution Center
5600 Food Ct, Bath Twp, MI 48808

Potluck

Hosted by STVCC and GLFB. Talented Burmese, Bhutanese, Burundi and other international growers welcome you to this truly international space! Bring a dish and celebrate with gardeners bringing a taste of their home country to their new community.

June 23 | 5 – 7 p.m.

Hill Community Garden
5815 Wise Rd, Lansing, MI 48911

Full list of events: view/download


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: