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

Mar
24
Wed
5:30 pm Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
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 vegetable gardening so you can reap the rewards[...]
Mar
31
Wed
5:30 pm Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
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 vegetable gardening so you can reap the rewards[...]
Apr
7
Wed
5:30 pm Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
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 vegetable gardening so you can reap the rewards[...]

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...

Applications for the Home Vegetable Garden Program are Open!

Our Home Vegetable Garden Program is currently taking applications. If you are interested in signing up for the program, please fill...

Field trips are here!

Whether you prefer virtual activities or in-person experiences, we have an option for you. Click here for more info!