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.
Home Vegetable Program Mentors will assist new gardeners in setting and reaching their garden goals through one-on-one coaching and sharing resources. Mentors will check in with their mentees twice a month during the growing season, in person or virtually. Gardening can be a venue for achieving many personal goals, including spending time with loved ones, changing your diet, reconnecting with cultural traditions and more. Growing Hope will pair up mentees and mentors based on shared interests and skills.
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