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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Ypsi Food Fight! A Fight for Food Equity

For the past three years, Growing Hope has hosted the Ypsi Food Awards as our spring fundraiser and an opportunity to recognize our local food heroes. This year, we’ve decided to shake things up a bit and use this fundraiser as a platform to actively involve our community and partners in the work we do.

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Upcoming Events

Mar
4
Wed
9:00 am First Volunteer Day on the Farm @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
First Volunteer Day on the Farm @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
First Volunteer Day on the Farm @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
We have so much to do on our urban farm and garden and volunteers assist us in every step of the way. From helping us sort and plan which seeds we will be using in[...]
Mar
9
Mon
6:30 pm Spring Workshops: Farmers Market... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Spring Workshops: Farmers Market... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring Workshops: Farmers Market Vendor 101 @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Gretchen Kopmanis informally started the Czechbox Bakery in 2012. Based on lessons she’s learned, she’ll guide you through the planning stages for starting a successful business including product development, establishing your brand, pricing strategies, record[...]
Mar
16
Mon
6:30 pm Spring Workshops: Season Extensi... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Spring Workshops: Season Extensi... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring Workshops: Season Extension 101 @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Want to learn the most affordable way to extend your growing season and produce veggies all year round? Alexander Ball, of Old City Acres, will break down the costs of building your own hoophouse as[...]

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...

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...