Policy & Advocacy

Growing Hope advocates for healthy food access, vibrant & sustainable communities, positive neighborhood development, food and agriculture entrepreneurism, and health equity.

Among these efforts:

  • Participation in the Food System Economic Partnership Policy Committee
  • Advocacy for the passage of the Cottage Food Law, which former governor Jennifer Granholm signed into law at the Growing Hope Center in July 2010.
  • Gathered community input to share best practices in support of Urban Chicken and Urban Bee legislation in the City of Ypsilanti, recently passed.
  • Participation in the Ypsilanti Health Coalition in a leadership role.
  • Provide informational testimony to the Michigan Senate subcommittee on Childhood Obesity about best practices in school gardens.
  • Participated in focus groups, task forces, and summit that created the Michigan Good Food Charter, working to raise awareness among elected officials.

We advocate for healthier food stores and using healthy food as economic opportunity in our community.

Calendar

October 25, 2018
  • Building Blocks for the Local Food Entrepreneur: From Start to Selling 101
    October 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace, 16 S Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

November 2, 2018
  • Art Attack! A Popup for Social Change
    November 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    16 S Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

April 13, 2019
  • Ypsi Food Awards
    April 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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