Black *Food History 2024

Black *Food History 2024

Hujambo! Our work in the food system, building food sovereignty, is oriented around one simple core belief: food is a human right.  It almost feels too simple.  At its most basic level, food is what sustains us. It provides energy for our mind and body and is...
Where Environmental and Food Justice Meet

Where Environmental and Food Justice Meet

Happy New Year! I recently accepted the Environmental Justice Award from the Sierra Club. I was amazed at the accomplishments within our region as I listened to the stories of others in the program. It is an honor to participate in such a rich, diverse, and vibrant...
December 2023

December 2023

Most dligent changemakers,  We often talk about our work at Growing Hope as it relates to creating systemic change. But what is systemic change? How does one organization in Ypsilanti enact meaningful, systemic change? On November 5th, I was honored to join more than...

November 2023

Dearest community, The first frost of the season signals a change of direction for Growing Hope and local growers and farmers alike. At the farm, summer crops are removed as we transition to only growing in the hoop houses. Our teens remain active on the farm and...

October 2023

Sovereign seekers, I hope autumn’s arrival has brought you the crisp, fresh energy it has for me and our community. As leaves begin to change, we collect our harvests and prepare the land for a season of rest. This week marks the final week of our inaugural sliding...

September 2023

Treasured neighbors and friends, Over the past several weeks, our team and community have borne the weight of a faltering safety net for those with limited access to their basic needs. While our team is committed to fostering safe, vibrant spaces that advance food...