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 Leadership Program

Every summer we employ Ypsilanti teens to train as leaders within 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 12th 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 the Growing Hope Urban Farm. Learn More

students visited the Growing Hope Urban farm in 2018

kids were reached in 2018 through our Seed to Plate program and Youth Field Trips

Ypsilanti area teens are working with us for our 2019 growing season

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.