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

8:00 am A Chance to Grow: An Auction to ... @ Virtual
A Chance to Grow: An Auction to ... @ Virtual
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm
A Chance to Grow: An Auction to Benefit Growing Hope @ Virtual
A Chance to Grow: An Auction to Benefit Growing Hope is a week-long virtual auction that offers exciting food, farming, restaurant, and kitchen related experiences and items donated by many of your favorite local farms[...]

From Kitchen to Market: A new video about our kitchen

We are very excited to share a video produced by 7 Cylinders Studio for the Growing Hope Incubator Kitchen! You will hear from Ferial...

A Letter from Our Executive Director

Late fall is drawing to a close and the landscape is headed into hibernation, but the Growing Hope Urban Farm and Ypsilanti Farmers...

Chefs in the Garden is back!

Chefs in the Garden, our annual fundraiser dinner series, is back! Experience the magic of our urban farm while enjoying a meal specially...