LANSING — The city is growing — in population and also vertically.
Tomatoes, greens, squash and more sprout in garden plots and small farms across Lansing.
More than 100 community gardens are tucked into vacant lots sitting in Lansing neighborhoods, their use coordinated by the Ingham County Land Bank, which owns them.
There were only nine such gardens in 1983 that were managed through the Garden Project, a Greater Lansing Food Bank program that’s partnered with the land bank.
“(It’s) growing every year,” said Dilli Chapagai, 31, a liaison to immigrants and refugees through the Garden Project.
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