Learn more about urban agriculture

Urban Agriculture is happening everywhere across the globe. In this page, we highlight urban agriculture events, resources, and stories about urban agriculture in Michigan paying special attention to the stories of urban agriculture farmers in the greater Lansing area. 

Get your plant-start pre-orders in with Highwater Farms! ORDER HERE! 

Thinking about next year's garden? Highwater Farms has opened up sales for 2021, offering tons of Lansing grown veggies, herbs and flowers. Take a peek at what is available here at the following web address.



Herbal Gift Baskets from Magnolia Farms- ORDER HERE! 

Made with herbs grown right here in Lansing, these holiday Herbal Gift Baskets are still available for order. Fill out the form, and your gifts will be ready for pick up or delivery in the next week:



Allen Street Farmers Market
Closed in December, Open in January

Head over to the Allen Street Farmers market (2100 East Michigan Avenue) on Wednesday 3:00 – 6:30 pm, and support our hardworking local farmers and businesses before the season comes to a close. The plan is to reopen January 6 for our regular indoor season market back at Allen Market Place, 1629 E Kalamazoo.


You might notice some new, locally made products rolling out at Magnolia Farms stand. Raw, organic, amazing treats from Cardinal Wings Cafe, Anti-Gravity Bliss smoke blend hand crafted by Asylum Center, and lotions, potions and tonics made by Farm2Apothecary. Every Wednesday at Allen Street Farmers Market!

Half Barn Farm's self-service stand on Lansing Eastside

Stop by for quick and hassle-free veggie pick-up at Half Barn Farm. Check their Facebook and Instagram for announcements! 601 South Clemens.

Suggested donations can be left via cash in the drop slot in the photo or via Venmo@Benjamin-Linsemier.

Farm 2 Apothecary- 
Magnolia Avenue Farms Herbals

Calm your nerves with herbal tinctures hand-grown and crafted with care by our local farmers.

Available at the Magnolia Farms stand during the Allen Farmers Market, every Wednesday 2:30-7pm on the corner of Michigan Ave and Fairview

Lansing Mobile Farmer's Market

The Lansing Mobile Farmers Market brings fresh fruits and vegetables into Lansing neighborhoods where there are limited food access and sells them at non-profit prices! We accept EBT cards, Senior and WIC Market Fresh Coupons, Debit/Credit cards, and Cash.

CLICK HERE to download the market schedule.

Battle Creek man sees farming as a form of protest
Detroit News. “It’s a way to reclaim our power… self-sustainability is the revolution” says 23-year-old Black farmer Devon Wilson. Devon has engaged his community by turning his urban farm, Sunlight Gardens, into a classroom where he passes on his knowledge of organic farming.  Alyssa Keown, Battle Creek Enquirer.

4 reasons why the world needs more urban farming post-pandemic
Interest in urban farming is growing (are we cool yet?!) and for good reason - fear of food shortages from supply chain disruption has become a reality for many. Urban farming not only helps with food sourcing but also improves our health and our local communities. Here are four positive improvements we can see from the increased interest in urban farming. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/09/urban-farming-flourish-post-pandemic/

These Entrepreneurs Think Farmville Could Inspire The Future Of Urban Gardening

An interesting concept, “Jungl” aims to use gamification and social media to get young people involved in urban agriculture with hydroponic farming, connecting them to veteran farmers and a marketplace to sell their produce. What do you think about this innovative concept? https://www.forbes.com/sites/martyswant/2020/09/29/these-entrepreneurs-think-farmville-could-inspire-the-future-of-urban-gardening/#31ce83371bdd. Marty Swant, FORBES.

Root of the Vine Urban Garden's educational videos
Root Of The Vine Urban Garden aims to teach everyone “if you can think it, you can grow it” through fun and informative videos. Join the #GardenGang and learn to grow somthin’.


This Nonprofit Wants Wards 7, 8 Kids To Learn Farming From People Who Look Like Them

"There weren't many Black students in my college classes or even now at environmental conferences and panels. I want the kids to know an environmentalist who looks and talks like them," says Ronnie Webb. His organization The Green Scheme is making a positive impact on local youth and families with after-school programs and community gardens, teaching entrepreneurial skills along with healthy eating choices. https://www.npr.org/local/305/2020/09/22/915413603/this-nonprofit-wants-wards-7-8-kids-to-learn-farming-from-people-who-look-like-them Aja Beckham, WAMU Radio

Urban Farm in Detroit Donates 9K Pounds of Produce 

Read about how one organization had their "goat yoga" classes cancelled, and channeled that good energy into providing for local food banks. https://wcrz.com/urban-farm-in-detroit-donates-9k-pounds-of-produce-the-good-news/ - The Good News

Allen Lee- Dred Head Gardner

Lansing’s Own Allan Lee (Your Favorite Dred Head Gardner) is raising funds right now to support his new Community Driven Agriculture Box Drive. This is an awesome project that will work to Feed AND Teach people to grow their own food. Learn more about Root of the Vine Urban Garden and this great project on Facebook and make your contribution.


Winter - The Hottest Thing in Farming

How do we continue to grow, work, and provide during the winter months? Read up on the history, current technology, and future of winter farming, appreciating “winter farming’s new moment in the sun”, bringing us delicious local produce in the cold winter months. Jesse Frost, Civil Eats

“Big Cities” Highlights Urban Ag in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and the rooftops of Paris.

Enjoy this entertaining episode and get some insight into urban ag around the globe. Videos produced by TAL in Brazil and QLM in France.

‘Blood, Sweat, and Tears’: Michigan Farmers Stay Committed to Healthy Food During COVID-19

This year has been a mixed bag for farmers, with increased demand and new challenges. Read the story of Alexander Ball’s experience with being an urban farmer in Michigan, what works for him, and what we may see from a ‘paradigm shift’ in agriculture. Nick Mordowanec, the 'gander

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