Hope Sprouts: Spring 2020

Hope Sprouts: Spring 2020

Your support allows Growing Hope to educate and inspire youth of all ages around growing and preparing fresh food. Because of you, we worked with 330 youth in 2019, teaching them gardening and cooking skills as well as how they can more fully participate in their...

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We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

We're hiring for a Youth Programs Assistant to help with promoting and scheduling field trips to Growing Hope and prep and facilitate cooking and garden lessons in schools, after school programs, and summer camps. Growing Hope serves youth and schools in the Ypsilanti...

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Sow the Future 2020

Sow the Future 2020

Dear Growing Hope Supporter, As we sow seeds inside the hoop house and prepare our garden beds for the winter months ahead, the Growing Hope team is already looking forward to the next season of growth and opportunity. I approach this winter planning with such...

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Hope Sprouts: Fall 2019

Hope Sprouts: Fall 2019

In November of 2018, Growing Hope began welcoming applicants to our newly constructed and licensed shared-use kitchen, named the Growing Hope Incubator Kitchen. As part of our Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace, the kitchen is centrally located in downtown Ypsilanti,...

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Cultivate at the MarketPlace

We are excited to announce that our community partner, Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse, has become our first anchor tenant at the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace. They moved their coffee roaster into our space to increase coffee production and we look forward to...

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Hope Sprouts: Summer 2019

As a community funded program, the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets have been supporting small businesses and increasing access to affordable healthy food since 2006. Learn more about the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets and the incredible impact you have when you support your...

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Hope Sprouts: Spring 2019

Over the years we have expanded our work from gardening education to actively working to change and support our local food system. Our mission and values needed a refresh in order to clearly reflect the scope of the work we now do.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
6
Mon
6:30 pm Spring Workshops: Commercial Foo... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Spring Workshops: Commercial Foo... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring Workshops: Commercial Food Business Licensing @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Join Jae Gerhart from Michigan State University’s Product Center to learn all about the licensing required to run a commercial food business in Michigan. Starting with an over of which businesses require what type of[...]
Apr
13
Mon
6:30 pm Spring Workshops: Cottage Food L... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Spring Workshops: Cottage Food L... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring Workshops: Cottage Food Law 101 @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
In the state of Michigan, you can make many products at home and legally sell them at a farmers market, such as jams, pies or dried herbs. Understand what you can legally make and sell[...]
Apr
20
Mon
6:30 pm Spring Workshops: Make More at M... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Spring Workshops: Make More at M... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring Workshops: Make More at Market @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Join Erika Tebbens, Business Strategist and Coach with over 15 years experience running successful businesses, including a highly-profitable farm, to learn how to sell more at market each week. This class will focus on: improving[...]

COVID-19: Updates for Growing Hope’s Public Events

As we stay informed about growing public concern about the spread of COVID-19 and with recommendations for community organizations from...

Hope Sprouts: Spring 2020

Your support allows Growing Hope to educate and inspire youth of all ages around growing and preparing fresh food. Because of you, we...

We’re Hiring!

We're hiring for a Youth Programs Assistant to help with promoting and scheduling field trips to Growing Hope and prep and facilitate...