HOME VEGETABLE GARDEN PROGRAM

Home Vegetable Garden Program

We provide Ypsilanti lower income residents with free raised bed gardens, along with compost, seedlings and seeds to start their own home garden. Participants receive garden materials, attend garden workshops, and receive support visits throughout the season. This program addresses food insecurity in our community through empowering residents to grow their own food and have agency over their personal wellness goals.

Our 2020 Home Vegetable Garden Program is full! If you are an experienced gardener and you would like to apply to be a Home Vegetable Garden Mentor, apply below.

Home Vegetable Garden Mentorships

In 2019 we launched Growing Hope’s Garden Mentorship for Home Vegetable Garden Program participants. We started this mentorship program to strengthen our gardening community in order to uplift the many experienced and inspirational gardeners around us. We aim to increase inter-generational connections through prioritizing new gardeners who have children, and prioritizing senior gardeners who may have grandchildren. Mentors assist new gardeners in setting and reaching their garden goals through one-on-one coaching and share resources from Growing Hope.

Click here to apply to be a 2020 Home Vegetable Garden Mentor

Upcoming Events

Apr
6
Mon
6:30 pm Spring Workshops: Commercial Foo... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Spring Workshops: Commercial Foo... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring Workshops: Commercial Food Business Licensing @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Join Jae Gerhart from Michigan State University’s Product Center to learn all about the licensing required to run a commercial food business in Michigan. Starting with an over of which businesses require what type of[...]
Apr
13
Mon
6:30 pm Spring Workshops: Cottage Food L... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Spring Workshops: Cottage Food L... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring Workshops: Cottage Food Law 101 @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
In the state of Michigan, you can make many products at home and legally sell them at a farmers market, such as jams, pies or dried herbs. Understand what you can legally make and sell[...]
Apr
20
Mon
6:30 pm Spring Workshops: Make More at M... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Spring Workshops: Make More at M... @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring Workshops: Make More at Market @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. Hall
Join Erika Tebbens, Business Strategist and Coach with over 15 years experience running successful businesses, including a highly-profitable farm, to learn how to sell more at market each week. This class will focus on: improving[...]