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

Apr
21
Wed
10:00 am Wednesday Volunteer Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Wednesday Volunteer Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday Volunteer Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
We couldn’t do the work that we do without YOU. Get involved with Growing Hope by volunteering at the Growing Hope Urban Farm. Growing Hope fosters an equitable and sustainable local food system where all[...]
Apr
28
Wed
10:00 am Wednesday Volunteer Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Wednesday Volunteer Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday Volunteer Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
We couldn’t do the work that we do without YOU. Get involved with Growing Hope by volunteering at the Growing Hope Urban Farm. Growing Hope fosters an equitable and sustainable local food system where all[...]
May
1
Sat
9:00 am Saturday Farmers Market @ Depot Town
Saturday Farmers Market @ Depot Town
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday Farmers Market @ Depot Town
Since 2013, Growing Hope has managed and funded the beloved and historic Depot Town Farmers Market in Ypsilanti on Saturdays.

Apply for our Summer Teen Program

Applications are open for the Summer Teen Program! This paid, 20 hour a week position for local teens is based at the Growing Hope Urban...

Join us for Vegetable Gardening 101

Whether you have a spot in your yard for a garden or want to try gardening in pots, take this 4-week course to learn the foundations of...

Justice for Black Farmers: A Local Perspective

If you missed our webinar, Justice for Black Farmers: A Local Perspective, you can still view a recording of it at the link below! Justice...