Our Home Vegetable Garden Program is currently taking applications. If you are interested in signing up for the program, please fill out this form.

The Home Vegetable Garden Program supports working class Ypsilanti area residents to garden at home. We provide participants with free garden beds or containers, horticultural education, connection with other gardeners, and mentors. Program participants receive free garden beds, compost, seedlings, seeds, and other tools and supplies. In addition to the materials, each gardener receives a mid-season visit from our staff, and the option of a seasoned garden mentor for additional support.

Gardening can provide so many different opportunities and benefits. On top of growing your own food, gardens can provide improvements to your mental and physical health, decrease grocery cost, opportunities for spending quality time with your family and so much more.

Become a Mentor

Experienced gardeners can also become a mentor for our Home Vegetable Garden Program. Mentors assist new gardeners in our Home Vegetable Garden Program in setting and reaching their garden goals through one-on-one coaching and sharing resources. Mentors will check in with their mentees, in person or virtually, twice a month during the growing season. Growing Hope will pair up mentees and mentors based on shared interests and skills.

We are currently taking applications for mentors! Click here to apply to be a 2021 Home Vegetable Garden Mentor.