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

Sep
30
Wed
10:00 am Family Farm Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Family Farm Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Farm Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
On September 23rd & October 7th from 5-7pm and September 30th & October 14th from 10-12pm we are opening our farm for a fun, interactive visit for families in the Ypsi area. Take learning outside![...]
Oct
3
Sat
9:00 am Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
The Ypsilanti Farmers Market in Depot Town opens June 20th! The Saturday market will be the only open air Ypsi Market in 2020. The Tuesday market will remain online only until further notice. More info[...]
Oct
6
Tue
all-day Bountiful Harvest: An Auction to... @ Virtual Event
Bountiful Harvest: An Auction to... @ Virtual Event
Oct 6 – Oct 13 all-day
Bountiful Harvest: An Auction to Benefit Growing Hope @ Virtual Event
In order to fundraise as safely as possible this fall, we are holding an online auction from October 6 to October 13. Bountiful Harvest, an Auction to Benefit Growing Hope, will offer exciting food, farming, restaurant,[...]

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...

Checking in with Our Home Vegetable Gardeners

We check in with our Home Vegetable Garden program participants throughout the growing season to see how things are going and answer any...