Growing Hope programs are transformative, educational, inclusive, and are created and delivered through a racial equity lens. We prioritize serving populations that have the most barriers to accessing fresh and affordable food, and our programs empower participants to make eating and purchasing decisions that meet their personal wellness goals. Our programs enable local growers and food businesses to participate in and benefit from a thriving local food system.

We concentrate on four sectors of the local food system in which we can make the most impact. Each of these four Impact Areas span the entirety of the local food system from grower to buyer, and everything in between.  

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...

Our New Home Gardeners

Our Home Vegetable Program supplied raised beds, seedlings, compost, and educational resources to 23 Ypsilanti households this year and 13...