Ingham County Land Bank adds new staff for Garden Program
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
Schertzing, Ingham County Treasurer
303-7233 or email@example.com
Ingham County Land
Bank adds new staff for Garden Program
Ingham County Land Bank recently welcomed John Krohn as
garden program coordinator to its Garden Program team. In addition to Krohn,
the Land Bank has also brought on board a full-time AmeriCorps liaison.
The Land Bank is a county authority and strategic
development tool that supports growth and investment in the community. With
more than 60 community gardens, the Ingham County Land Bank Garden Program
encourages and supports beautification and care of garden projects in Lansing
and Ingham County.
Krohn is a Michigan State University graduate with a
degree in interdisciplinary social sciences with concentrations in
environmental policy and political science. A former AmeriCorps volunteer, he
has a background in urban agriculture and volunteer coordination.
for the environment and for gardening stems from growing up in rural Ingham
County, where I spent virtually all my spare time outdoors,” says
Krohn.He hopes to share his entrepreneurial and extensive travel
experience with local gardeners to strengthen the locally grown economy in greater
The Ingham County Land Bank Garden Program was created in
2009 in an effort to bring community members together, including avid gardeners
and other gardening programs, to transform the Land Banks’ vacant lots in
Lansing neighborhoods into garden space.
The program coordinator and AmeriCorps liaison will
collaborate to ensure general care and the necessary resources for garden
upkeep are provided to help maintain and grow community garden projects.
The Ingham County Land Bank is a strategic economic tool
that supports growth and investment within the community. Dedicated to
improving the quality of neighborhoods and strengthening Greater Lansing, the
Ingham County Land Bank was created to return tax reverted, purchased, donated
and unclaimed land to productive use. For more information, visit inghamlandbank.org.