Tender Hearts Gardens
Volunteers will help with preparing garden beds, constructing the hoop house, pulling weeds, planting early crops, and mulching pathways.
All volunteers must register/check-in at the Spartan Days of Service kick-off event held in the Business College Complex, Room N130.
All transportation will depart from the Business College Complex, and you must check in to find which bus is designated for your project. Upon completion of your service project, you will be dropped off at the Business College. Parking is available at the College of Law ramp, directly across from the Business College.
Meals & T-Shirts
During check-in and the program a light breakfast will be available to all volunteers. Prior to departure, volunteers can select a box lunch, and will receive a Spartan Days of Service t-shirt. Vegan and gluten free options will be available.
Schedule for the Day
8:00 a.m. – Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. – Welcome & Program
9:15 a.m. - Lunches & T-Shirts
9:40 a.m. – Load Busses
10:00 a.m. – Arrive at locations
2:00 p.m. – Volunteer opportunities conclude | Return to campus
Community Partner - Tender Hearts Gardens
Tender Hearts Gardens Accommodations
- Must be 17 years or older
About Tender Hearts Gardens
Tender Heart Gardens is a queer and trans growing collective, founded in 2017. We began growing on city lots leased from the Ingham County Land Bank on Lansing’s Eastside. We are currently growing in the Urbandale floodplain, on a 1/3 acre parcel of land on South Foster. In 2023, thanks to donations from members and friends, we were finally able to purchase the lot on which we grow, ensuring that we can continue working in relationship with this place far into the future.
THG now operates as a collaborative on different projects with a shared vision, coordinated by a volunteer planning team. We are also a registered community garden with the Greater Lansing Food Bank’s Garden Project.
Our harvest is shared among growers and community members. We sell a limited amount of produce commercially to financially support our growing efforts. At least 10% of our gross sales are shared with local nonprofits, including the Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center, returning to the Anishinaabe people on whose land we work.
April 22, 2023
Project Locations and ShiftsMSU Business College Complex
632 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI 48825
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(45 spots available)