We support people of all ages to grow, prepare, and eat nourishing food through hands-on educational opportunities at our urban farm and in the community. Through workshops, trainings, and field trips, we educate youth, adults, and seniors who have a range of gardening experience and skills. We are also active in school, community, and home gardens throughout Ypsilanti. 

Demonstration Gardens

Growing Hope’s Urban Farm provides an educational and demonstration space where people of all ages and backgrounds learn about, grow, and prepare nourishing food together. Learn More

Home Vegetable Garden Program

We provide working class Ypsilanti residents with free raised bed gardens, along with compost, seedlings and seeds to start their own home garden. Learn More

Farm Volunteerism

There’s plenty to do on the Growing Hope Urban Farm and volunteers assist us every step of the way. Learn More

raised beds have been installed at the homes of Home Vegetable Garden participants since 2009

seedlings were grown and distributed into the community from our urban farm in 2020

garden kits were distributed to the community with seeds, growing medium, and planting instructions in 2020

Your Dollars Empower People to Grow their Own Food

Our Farm & Garden programs provide community support for Ypsilanti area residents, schools, and community centers with the gardening knowledge to create and expand their own gardens as well as educate those around them. Home and community gardens help residents have access to more fresh vegetables, save money on groceries, and have agency over their own personal wellness goals. Please consider donating to our Farm & Garden programs to help us continue to support people of all ages to grow and prepare their own fresh food.

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