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. 

Home Vegetable Garden Mentorships

For our 2019 season, we launched Growing Hope’s Garden Mentorship for Home Vegetable Garden Program participants. We started this mentorship program to strengthen our gardening community inorder 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. 

Upcoming Events

May
4
Sat
9:00 am Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Saturd... @ Depot Town Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Saturd... @ Depot Town Ypsilanti
May 4 @ 9:00 am – Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Saturday Market @ Depot Town Ypsilanti
Growing Hope operates two farmers markets in Ypsilanti: The Ypsilanti Farmers Market- Depot Town on Saturdays from 9-1 adjacent the Ypsilanti Freighthouse at 100 Rice St. and the Ypsilanti Farmers Market- Downtown on Tuesdays from[...]
May
7
Tue
3:00 pm Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Tuesda... @ Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Tuesda... @ Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Tuesday Market @ Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace
Growing Hope operates two farmers markets in Ypsilanti: The Ypsilanti Farmers Market- Downtown on Tuesdays from 3-7 at the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace 16 S. Washington and the Ypsilanti Farmers Market- Depot Town on Saturdays from[...]
Oct
19
Sat
9:00 am Ypsilanti Recycling Drop-Off Event @ Depot Town Farmers Market
Ypsilanti Recycling Drop-Off Event @ Depot Town Farmers Market
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ypsilanti Recycling Drop-Off Event @ Depot Town Farmers Market
FREE DROP OFF RECYCLING for the following materials: -Glass -Styrofoam -Asceptic Containers (milk cartons, broth cartons, etc.) All materials must be separated, clean and dry. Drop off bins will be located at the old site[...]