Tuesday, December 9, 2014

We're delighted to report that we raised just a little under $5000, with the generous support of all our donors and bidders.

Huge Huge Thank You to everyone who participated!



Thursday, December 4, 2014

The auction is going until 8pm TONIGHT, Monday December 8th!

There's still time for you to bid on great gifts for everyone on your list-- including yourself! By bidding in this auction you'll be helping Growing Hope improve lives through gardening & healthy food access, as well as giving the gift of great local goods, services, and memorable experiences your loved ones will cherish! Amazing experiences, practical services, lots of lessons for things you've been meaning to learn, and gift certificates for great goods!
Happy Bidding!

Click this link to access the auction!



















Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Do you believe in the work Growing Hope is doing? Learn more about our Impact here, and please consider a contribution in honor of #givingtuesday! Our goal is to raise $5000 today-- and that is going to come $5, and $25, and $500 at a time-- so your gift, whatever the size, matters. Help us keep the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets going strong, help hundreds of Ypsi kids learn to grow and eat healthy food, employ teens, build gardens with low-income families, train community leaders, advocate for good food policy, and so much more. Your support makes it all possible!

Click here to Donate Now, and give today!

Thanks for Helping Us Grow!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Our 2014 Buy Local Online Auction is live and there are AMAZING gifts to bid on and support Growing Hope as you do your holiday shopping!!

The online auction is running from Monday, November 24 to Monday, December 8 at 8 pm on the website.  Bid now, bid often!  Things for lots of price points.  A multitide of cool gifts for yourself and for others-- massages, lessons, private chefs, customized story writing (with you as the main character!), Swahili lessons, Henry Ford tickets, gift certificates to awesome local busineses like The Eyrie, car washes, home cleaning services, garden consultations, a tour and tasting at The Brinery, a home cooked supper by Bee of Beezy's, lawnmower tune-up, custom knitted hat, bee keeping consultations, guitar lessons-- and sooooo much more!

Thanks for helping us grow!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Join us at the Growing Hope Center on Friday, November 14th at 6pm for a FREE screening of the film Viva La Causa: The Story of Cesar Chavez and a Great Movement for Social Justice. We'll provide the film and snacks, you provide the lively discussion after the screening!

Check out our Facebook event to RSVP and invite your friends to join and attend this informative, inspiring film screening with us!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Growing Hope is still accepting sponsorship ads for its popular 2015 Wall Calendar! Support Growing Hope's mission of improving lives and communities and help get the word out about your service or business at the same time. Interested? Here's the form!

Calendar Sponsorship Opportunities (All sponsors will receive a free copy of the calendar!):
  • Month Sponsor - full:  $250 for a 1” x 10” black & white horizontal ad along the bottom of the month.
  • Month Sponsor - half: $150 for a 1” x 5” black & white horizontal ad space along the bottom of the month, just like above but shared with a second advertiser.
  • Back Page Sponsor (NEW!): $750 for full, $375 for half. Full color. 10"x 8" or 5"x8". Only 1 or 2 spaces are available!  
Deadline for sponsorships has been extended, but ad space may fill soon!
Please contact today if you're interested.

Retailing at $15, our calendar features the vibrant photography of Amanda Maria Edmonds, Growing Hope’s founder and Executive Director, and showcases fresh harvests from farmers’ markets, gardens, and farms throughout the area.  Gardening and local food enthusiasts will appreciate the many key pieces of information included:  key dates in the growing season (including first and last frost dates and major garden activities by month), lists of food available in-season in Michigan (reminding us that eating with the seasons supports our health and our economy), and major Growing Hope and community activities as reminders to come see us throughout the year! 
Often displayed prominently at local stores and restaurants, the calendar is very popular and many are given as gifts throughout the Washtenaw region.  The 2015 calendar is full color, measures 8.5 x 11 inches, displays one month per page, and is bound with a plastic comb or spiral ring.  We expect a circulation of 500, primarily within Washtenaw County, and it will be available for sale in November 2014. 


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