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
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[...]
Dec
17
Tue
3:00 pm Holiday Market @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Holiday Market @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Holiday Market @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
#shoplocal this Holiday season! Join us at the indoor market on December 17th to stock up on local foods and gifts (local food makes great gifts!) This will be the last market until January 14th,[...]
Jan
14
Tue
3:00 pm Clothing Swap @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Clothing Swap @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Clothing Swap @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Free Clothing swap at the indoor farmers market! Start the new year by cleaning out your closet and picking up a new look. Bring what you can and take what you need. Leftover clothing will[...]