Growing Hope serves youth and schools in the Ypsilanti community and beyond. Our programs include garden-based nutrition education on the Growing Hope Urban Farm, in classrooms, in after-school programs, and in summer camps.

Teen Programs

We employ teens after school and every summer to train them as leaders in the local food movement. Learn More

Seed to Plate

Our Seed to Plate program is a cooking and gardening series aimed at Ypsilanti students pre-K through 8th grade. Learn More

Farm to School

Growing Hope is an active member of Ypsilanti Community School District’s Farm to School Committee. Learn More

Youth Field Trips

Through hands-on, interactive lessons, youth explore gardening practices and cooking seasonal produce on our urban farm and at the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets. Learn More

students attended virtual field trips featuring cooking lessons and garden tours in 2020

YCS students participated in Seed to Plate gardening and cooking lessons

Ypsilanti area youth joined our 2020 Teen Leadership Program

Your Dollars Support Future Food System Leaders

Growing Hope supports garden-based nutrition education on multiple levels, helping to shape future local food system advocates and leaders to expand upon the food justice work we do in all of our Impact Areas. Please consider donating to our Youth & Schools programs to help us continue to support Ypsilanti youth.