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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 Open Positions

Garden Manager

2021 Unpaid Internships

Upcoming Events

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8:00 am A Chance to Grow: An Auction to ... @ Virtual
A Chance to Grow: An Auction to ... @ Virtual
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm
A Chance to Grow: An Auction to Benefit Growing Hope @ Virtual
A Chance to Grow: An Auction to Benefit Growing Hope is a week-long virtual auction that offers exciting food, farming, restaurant, and kitchen related experiences and items donated by many of your favorite local farms[...]

From Kitchen to Market: A new video about our kitchen

We are very excited to share a video produced by 7 Cylinders Studio for the Growing Hope Incubator Kitchen! You will hear from Ferial...

A Letter from Our Executive Director

Late fall is drawing to a close and the landscape is headed into hibernation, but the Growing Hope Urban Farm and Ypsilanti Farmers...

Chefs in the Garden is back!

Chefs in the Garden, our annual fundraiser dinner series, is back! Experience the magic of our urban farm while enjoying a meal specially...