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.
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.
The Home Vegetable Garden Program seeks to increase access to healthy food for low income Ypsilanti residents through installing free raised bed gardens and providing one on one garden support at family homes, community centers, housing facilities, apartment complexes and religious institutions.