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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Our 2022 Garden Workshop Schedule & Signups

We hold free garden workshops on the Growing Hope Urban Farm throughout the growing season. Click here to check out 2022's workshop...

Applications for the Home Vegetable Garden Program are Open

The Home Vegetable Garden Program supports working class Ypsilanti area residents to garden at home. We provide participants with free...

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...