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About Growing Hope
Growing Hope is a 16-year-old nonprofit organization rooted in Ypsilanti, Michigan with a mission to foster an equitable and sustainable local food system that empowers all people to grow, buy, sell, prepare, and eat nourishing food. Our culture is rooted in our values: Transformation, Education, Justice & Equity, Placemaking, and Integrity. Our areas of work include Youth & Schools, Farm & Garden, Farmers Markets, and Food Entrepreneurship. All positions work out of the Growing Hope Urban Farm and the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace. 

Organizational Culture and Values
Our culture is rooted in our values: Transformation, Education, Justice & Equity, Placemaking, and Integrity. We commit to upholding inclusive practices and policies while creating space for courageous conversations as a staff and within our community. Instead of simply providing services, we aim to leverage the vast resources already within our community in order to empower and partner with participants and customers. We believe that community members have the ability to make their own decisions about their health and wellness goals and that Growing Hope acts as a resource to increase access and opportunities to meet these goals.

Growing Hope encourages people of color and individuals who possess an in-depth understanding of poverty or economic hardship to apply. We welcome a diverse pool of applicants and make employment decisions on the basis of merit. We do not discriminate potential employees based on race, creed, age, physical ability,  national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or marital status. Accommodations will be made so that the application process and position is made accessible for qualified applicants.

2021 Paid Positions

Farmers Market Assistant

2021 Unpaid Internships

Growing Hope is not currently accepting interns.

Upcoming Events

Mar
24
Wed
5:30 pm Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Whether you have a spot in your yard for a garden or want to try gardening in pots, take this 4-week course to learn the foundations of vegetable gardening so you can reap the rewards[...]
Mar
31
Wed
5:30 pm Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Whether you have a spot in your yard for a garden or want to try gardening in pots, take this 4-week course to learn the foundations of vegetable gardening so you can reap the rewards[...]
Apr
7
Wed
5:30 pm Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Vegetable Gardening 101 @ Virtual
Whether you have a spot in your yard for a garden or want to try gardening in pots, take this 4-week course to learn the foundations of vegetable gardening so you can reap the rewards[...]

Justice for Black Farmers: A Local Perspective

If you missed our webinar, Justice for Black Farmers: A Local Perspective, you can still view a recording of it at the link below! Justice...

Applications for the Home Vegetable Garden Program are Open!

Our Home Vegetable Garden Program is currently taking applications. If you are interested in signing up for the program, please fill...

Field trips are here!

Whether you prefer virtual activities or in-person experiences, we have an option for you. Click here for more info!