This week’s Walking Wednesday took us to the Garden Resource Center with Julie Lehman, Garden Program Coordinator of the Greater Lansing Food Bank.
The Garden Project is one of its programs and the Resource Center is its hub. When we visited on Wednesday it was full of neighbors picking up seeds, gardening information, starter plants, and food. There were volunteers everywhere running the operation and working in the gardens.
From the Resource Center you can see the traffic on both 127 to the East and 496 to the South, yet you are surrounded by green space and large community garden/urban farm projects.
Community gardens and home gardeners can register with the garden program and find a community of growers and support for their efforts.
Just southwest of the Resource Center is the UrbandaleFarm.
If you’re interested in home gardening, urban gardening, food access, healthy living/eating, or just meeting people who are thinking about these things are creating them in your community, stop in at the Resource Center and learn more. Of course, donate to the Greater Lansing Food Bank to continue their support of these programs and services as we work together to eliminate hunger in our community. Thank you Julie for your hospitality and we look forward to seeing the bounty of these gardens all summer long!