Monday, October 27, 2014

Growing Hope is getting ready for our 2014 Buy Local Online Auction!
Please consider donating a gift certificate for local goods or services. You'll be helping Growing Hope to improve lives and communities, and getting some great exposure for your business during the holiday season.

The online auction will run from Monday, November 24 to Monday, December 8 on the website. The auction will be entirely for services or things you can provide a gift certificate for-- e.g. massage or bodywork, financial consultation, music lessons, dining experiences, hair styling, flower arranging, energy auditing, gutter cleaning, knitting lessons, window washing, etc etc. You can offer what you do professionally, or any skill you feel is strong enough to share. We're still accepting donations!

More information can be found here on the Sign Up Form.  Please feel free to contact with any questions!

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. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

We are so excited that our October Chefs in the Garden, featuring Brandon Johns & Sweet Heather Anne, and sponsored by Whole Foods, is entirely sold out!  If that makes you sad, though, because you didn't get your tickets in time, never fear-- you can still volunteer for this late Sunday afternoon, October 19 event!  See what slots are available by emailing  

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thank you to everyone who helped make our YpsiPlanti pop-up Garden Supply store such a fun success this year! Our season is coming to an end and that means great deals for you! Remember, shopping at YpsiPlanti means you're supporting Growing Hope; our profits all go right back into our work helping people grow and access healthy food.

From now until Saturday, October 4, YpsiPlanti Garden Supply will be open from 11am-6pm, and EVERYTHING MUST GO! Help us clear out the store and help yourself to fall garden bliss, or get all your gift shopping done for the gardeners in your life.

Come in now for:

  • 35% off all store merchandise
  • 25% off all GH products - Raised beds and T-shirts
  • 45% off all fairy garden items (wow!)
  • and Fall Transplants just $1 each

We also have: 5 gal bags of Dairy Doo compost, worm castings, Radius tools, MI Organic Fertilizer, Row Cover, Animal netting, GH Raised beds, Main St Seeds, and much more!

Plus, get a 5 gal bag of Tuthill compost FREE when you spend $40!

Check out YpsiPlanti's Facebook Page for more info and up-to-the-minute deals. YpsiPlanti is located at 9 S. Adams St. in Ypsilanti. We'll see you there!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

 Join Growing Hope as we lead a cooking demonstration using seasonal produce. We have some delicious recipes to share and pass out. We'll also give out some tips for fall planting and harvesting. 

 photo: veggies

 Monday, September, 29th from 6:00-7:30 pm

Growing Hope Center, 922 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti 
Register Here or call 734-786-8401 to R.S.V.P. or e-mail


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