Urbandale is your neighborhood farm. It was established in 2010, the first agricultural venture of the Lansing Urban Farm Project. The nearly two-acre farm is located in the 700 block of S. Hayford in the heart of the city’s 100-year flood plain. Since 2010 the farm has quadrupled in size and production. A 30’ x 48’ hoophouse was built on the farm in 2012, made possible by grants from the Ingham County Land Bank and the City’s Office of Planning and Neighborhood Development.
Our apprenticeship program, which ran from 2011-2018, was designed to teach selected area residents how to farm in an urban setting and engage with the local food system. To date, we worked with 30 adult apprentices, the majority of whom have become active urban farmers and food leaders. In 2019, LUFP purchased the house on the main farm lot from the Ingham County Land Bank. Currently, Urbandale is being managed by Magnolia Farms, a Lansing Grown member farm.
Visit the Farm
Urbandale Farm is located on the 700 block of S. Hayford Ave in the Urbandale neighborhood on Lansing’s Eastside. The Urbandale neighborhood is bounded by E. Kalamazoo St on the north, I-496 on the south, I-127 to the east, and S. Clemens Ave to the west.
Directions: From E. Kalamazoo St, turn south onto S. Hayford Ave. Continue south almost until the road dead ends in a cul-de-sac. Urbandale Farm’s main field is located on the 700 block of S Hayford on the east side of the street. Most of our lots have a sign, and our main field is distinguished from our other fields by a chain link fence with our hoop house, farm stand, shed, and wash pack structures visible.
Parking: Parking is available along the west side of S. Hayford Ave., so park along the street just opposite from the farm (there are no-parking signs on the east side of S. Hayford Ave).
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Contact Us & Get Involved
Do you have a large group for a one-time project?
Are you an individual who wants to spend quality time outdoors?
Do you have a passion for urban farming or skills in marketing or social media?
There are so many ways to support sustainable local agriculture. Please contact LUFP Board to let us know of your interests.
Urbandale Farm raises and markets fresh vegetables and flowers to Lansing-area residents. For more than nine years, we have turned abandoned lots in the city into lush, green and delicious spaces. We feed our neighbors and invite them to work with us, and we’ve been recognized as a model for urban agriculture in Lansing.
For the farm, we need new or like new:
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