Home Vegetable Garden Program

The Home Vegetable Garden Program supports working class Ypsilanti area residents to garden at home. We provide participants with free garden beds or containers, horticultural education, connection with other gardeners, and mentors. Program participants receive free garden beds, compost, seedlings, seeds, and other tools and supplies. In addition to the materials, each gardener receives a mid-season visit from our staff, and the option of a seasoned garden mentor for additional support.

Gardening can provide so many different opportunities and benefits. On top of growing your own food, gardens can provide improvements to your mental and physical health, decrease grocery cost, opportunities for spending quality time with your family and so much more.

Our Home Vegetable Garden Program is not currently taking applications. If you are interested in joining the waitlist for the program, please fill out this form.

2021 Home Vegetable Garden Program Flyer

Spring Crop Guide


Home Vegetable Garden Mentorships

Mentors assist new gardeners in our Home Vegetable Garden Program in setting and reaching their garden goals through one-on-one coaching and sharing resources. Mentors will check in with their mentees, in person or virtually, twice a month during the growing season. Growing Hope will pair up mentees and mentors based on shared interests and skills.

We are currently taking applications for mentors! Click here to apply to be a 2021 Home Vegetable Garden Mentor.

2021 Home Vegetable Garden Mentor Flyer

Upcoming Events

3:00 pm Tuesday Farmers Market
Tuesday Farmers Market
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday Farmers Market
Since 2006, Growing Hope’s downtown Farmers Market has been a source of fresh, affordable food for all income levels.
10:00 am Wednesday Volunteer Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Wednesday Volunteer Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday Volunteer Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
We couldn’t do the work that we do without YOU. Get involved with Growing Hope by volunteering at the Growing Hope Urban Farm. Growing Hope fosters an equitable and sustainable local food system where all[...]
9:00 am Saturday Farmers Market @ Depot Town
Saturday Farmers Market @ Depot Town
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday Farmers Market @ Depot Town
Since 2013, Growing Hope has managed and funded the beloved and historic Depot Town Farmers Market in Ypsilanti on Saturdays.