Request Garden Spot at School and Community Garden at Averill Elementary School
Guidelines and Information
Organic Guidelines: No synthetic pesticides or synthetic fertilizers are permitted in the gardens for the safety of the school children. The seeds and plants do not have to be specifically designated organic, although we can help you locate these items from local suppliers if you wish.
Support: We have several gardeners experienced in organic gardening who can provide help and support if you are new to organic gardening or gardening in general. It's really not that hard!
Cost: The garden spots are free. However, gardeners must provide all their own materials and supplies (e.g., seeds, plants, straw mulch if desired, and you will need to weed and water your own area. Many plants and seeds are available for free through the Greater Lansing Food Bank Garden Resource Center.