Special Events!

YpsiTasty Local Food Crawl

Tuesday, July 29, 5-8 pm, Leaves from Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market

Growing Hope and the A2Y Chamber of Commerce celebrate local food and drinks at locally-owned restaurants and bars around Ypsilanti!  This pub and grub crawl will have alcohol and non-alcohol options, as you go among our local establishments tasting and voting on dishes and drinks that are Michigan-grown or Michigan-produced.  A delicious event not to be missed!  Tickets available now!  Check out the facebook event for updates.  Want to volunteer at the event or help to organize it?  Drop a line to

Chefs in the Garden

Sunday evenings: Aug 24, Sept 21, Oct 19, Growing Hope Center urban farm, Ypsilanti

Tickets for our 2014 Chefs in the Garden dinners on the farm series are available now! Join us:

Enjoy great food and wine to benefit Growing Hope. Each event will feature fantastic food prepared by a different local chef, delicious beer and wines, and show-stopping desserts. Enjoy the beauty of late summer on our working urban farm as you dine in Cathy, our majestic hoop-house. Tickets are $55 each or $100 for two, with special pricing available for groups.

Would you like to be an honorary host for one of these dinners?  As a host, you help to develop a guest list and spread the word about the event to your friends & colleagues.  You'll purchase your own ticket and recruit 3 others to also purchase tickets and join you at the event.  Once there, your job is to just enjoy the event and make your guests and others feel welcome!  We'll include your name on the honorary host list in our outreach efforts.  Contact us to let us know!  Want to volunteer at the event or help to organize it?  Drop a line to

Recurring Community Events

Growing Hope Center Tour  Now that we've moved in to the Growing Hope Center, we're offering many chances for you to come see the place! Check our calendar to confirm, but currently we're offering tours on the first Wednesday of the month at 5pm. Please sign up in advance: click here to RSVP, or write us at and let us know what date you'll join us. The Growing Hope Center is at 922 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

Community Potluck  Each month, we host a Community Potluck dinner to cultivate an inter-connected local community with food and gardening as the centerpiece.  These Potlucks encourage conversation and action revolving around sustainable communities, urban farming, and healthy food access.  All are invited to share in a meal and discussion with friends and neighbors! In 2013 we're continuing our partnership with the Ypsilanti Food Co-op and the Ypsilanti Public Library for a Sustainability Film Series that occurs after each potluck. Check our calendar for upcoming dates and film titles-- currently, potlucks are the 2nd Friday evening of the month at the downtown Michigan Ave branch of the library. The locations and dates change seasonally, so always check our calendar before coming out!

GROWING HOPE  |  922 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI  48197 | P.O. Box 980129, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 | Phone: 734-786-8401 |