Join Greater Lansing Food Bank Garden Project for a GARDEN TOUR on July 21st!
LANSING, Mich – On Wednesday, July 21, the Garden Project (GP) welcomes everyone to explore the local community gardens and urban farms that make Lansing neighborhoods unique!
Guided tours, launching from two locations, will feature plants, people, and stories of well-established and newly-planted gardens.
Garden Project will be offering two tours with three modes of transport:
• A walking tour on the eastside of Lansing, starting from the GP Resource Center in
Foster Park, will feature Greater Lansing Food Bank gardens and Ingham County
Land Bankurban farms that support individuals, families, and entrepreneurial projects that are increasing our community’s access to healthy food. The tour will visit: GP’s Demonstration Garden + Foster & Paradise Community Gardens + Ancona Farms + Magnolia Farm + MotherGarden. (1-mile-roundtrip)
• A bicycle tour on the southside of Lansing, starting from the Hill Community Garden adjacent/north of the Alfreda Schmidt Community Center, will feature nearly four acres of collective growing space being used by over 200 local families. The tour will visit: Hill Community Garden + Webster Farm + Unitarian Universalist Church + Orchard Court Community Garden. (8-miles-roundtrip)
• Either tour can be enjoyed as a self-driving tour! People choosing to drive between
gardens will be given a guide to garden locations and times we expect to arrive at each garden.
Both tours will be held Wednesday, July 21 at 6 pm. Attendees should arrive at 5:30 PM for welcome/check-in, and all tours will leave for the first garden at 6 pm sharp. Donations of $1 - $20 per person are welcomed. Please RSVP at bit.ly/gardentour2021 or call 517-853-7809.
About Garden Project
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. The Garden Project supports a network of 113 community gardens and over 500 home gardens, helping to feed more than 8,000 people across mid-Michigan.
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The Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a Federal Identification/Charity Identification number of 38-2424756. Donations are tax-deductible.
GLFB provides emergency food to individuals and families in need throughout mid-Michigan, in Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Isabella, and Shiawassee counties.