OUR STORY

The Growing Hope Story

In 2003, Growing Hope became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on school garden development throughout Ypsilanti. Since then, we have expanded to strengthen and support the local food system throughout the community and beyond. In 2006, we started the downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market and began managing the Depot Town Farmers Market in 2013. In 2008, we established the Growing Hope Center and Urban Farm where people of all ages could learn to grow their own food. The Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace and Growing Hope Incubator Kitchen were completed in 2018 to better support farmers and food entrepreneurs to participate in the local food system.

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Upcoming Events

Jan
28
Tue
7:00 pm Seed Swap @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace
Seed Swap @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Seed Swap @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace
January is the best time to start dreaming and planning for the gardening season! Come to the market for a free seed swap. Bring what you can and take what you need. *Volunteers needed for[...]

Sow the Future 2020

Dear Growing Hope Supporter, As we sow seeds inside the hoop house and prepare our garden beds for the winter months ahead, the Growing...

Hope Sprouts: Fall 2019

In November of 2018, Growing Hope began welcoming applicants to our newly constructed and licensed shared-use kitchen, named the Growing...

A Year in Review

Take a look at Growing Hope's highlights from our 2018 Annual Report.