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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Sow the Future: 2021

This past July, as the coronavirus continued to wreak havoc on our neighborhoods and communities, I stepped onto the Growing Hope Urban...

Bountiful Harvest: An Auction to Benefit Growing Hope

In order to fundraise as safely as possible this fall, we are holding an online auction from October 6 to October 13.   Bountiful Harvest,...

A Year in Review: Our 2019 Annual Report

Dear Growing Hope Friends, As I write this, 2019 seems eons ago. But, in these uncertain times it has been a good, grounding exercise to...