General FAQ

What does GH do?  I’m doing a project for school and want to interview you/work on a grant with you/write an article about you.
Great! We do require that you spend an amount of time volunteering that is equal to the amount of time your interview will need from the staff. We also require that you agree to give us a copy of your finished product.  We do not accept grant volunteers on a short-term basis; if you are particularly interested, you may join our grants meetings in October and work with us for the winter fundraising and grantwriting season. 

Where can I find research about food security in Washtenaw County?
See our Resources page.

How long has GH been around?
Growing Hope was formally incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 2003. The “seeds” of Growing Hope were planted even before that, starting with our garden at the Perry Child Development Center in 1999.

What areas does GH serve?  What if I don’t live in Washtenaw County?
We focus on “underserved” areas of Washtenaw County, with the core of our work here in Ypsilanti. If you are not a Washtenaw County resident, you are still welcome to participate in most of our programs, although we may reserve some programs, such as providing garden resources, for Washtenaw County residents.

Can GH table at my event or community fair?
Growing Hope strives to raise awareness of healthy food and gardening in our community through public outreach. However, our staff time is limited, especially during the spring and summer. We prioritize outreach to traditionally underserved groups, low-income populations, or audiences that we are not otherwise reaching. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and ask us to be part of your event. 

Who designed your website?
Many thanks to Linette Lao and Anjanette Bunce for leading our 2010 website redesign. They’ve greatly increased our capacity to keep our website dynamic and up-to-date through introducing Drupal, which Growing Hope staff will be able to use to manage the website.

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