EVENTS

Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
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[...]
Growing Hope Urban Farm
6:30 pm
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[...]
Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6:30 pm
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[...]
Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6:30 pm
Chef Aaron Gaertner of Ypsilanti Community Schools (YCS) Culinary Arts will provide an overview of safe food handling, cooking, storing, serving, and packaging. Light refreshments served – Parking available on site – Wheelchair accessible –[...]
Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
6:30 pm
Creating a business plan for a new (or existing) farm can be overwhelming, AND extremely helpful in laying out the vision for your future. We will go through common components of a business plan such[...]
Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
6:30 pm
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[...]
Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6:30 pm
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[...]
Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4:00 pm
The Ypsi Food Fight is a fun, high energy fundraiser for Growing Hope that engages local restaurants in friendly competition and gives them a space to share their talents. Restaurants challenge each other to a[...]
Growing Hope Urban Farm
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6:30 pm
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[...]
Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
Join us for the opening day of our Depot Town Farmers Market that runs on Saturdays from 9am-1pm from May through October!
Depot Town Farmers Market
6:30 pm
The Washtenaw Community College Entrepreneurship Center (EC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will speak about the resources available WCC. Learn about the process of starting a business and EC/SBDC guidance that can help develop[...]
Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
3:00 pm
Join us for the opening day of our outdoor Downtown Farmers Market that runs on Tuesdays 3pm-7pm May through October!
Downtown Farmers Market
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
Join us for a wonderful day on our Urban Farm just outside of Downtown Ypsilanti. We’ll have gardening workshops, tours, arts and crafts, face painting, make-and-take projects, and plenty of delicious food. This is a[...]
Growing Hope Urban Farm