FARM TO SCHOOL

Did you know that Ypsilanti Community Schools has a Farm to School Committee? Farm to School is a national network of educators and school administrators working to influence food purchasing and education practices at schools and education sites to include more fresh, locally grown food. Growing Hope is an active member of the Ypsilanti Community School District’s Farm to School committee.

As a result of this initiative, school gardens have been built at every YCS school and are overseen by a newly-created School Garden Coordinator position and we are working to increase procurement of fruits and vegetables from local Michigan farms for school lunches.

Learn More About the National Movement

Learn More About Farm to School Efforts in Ypsilanti Community Schools

Upcoming Events

Sep
30
Wed
10:00 am Family Farm Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Family Farm Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Farm Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
On September 23rd & October 7th from 5-7pm and September 30th & October 14th from 10-12pm we are opening our farm for a fun, interactive visit for families in the Ypsi area. Take learning outside![...]
Oct
3
Sat
9:00 am Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Open Air Ypsilanti Farmers Market @ Ypsilanti Freighthouse Plaza
The Ypsilanti Farmers Market in Depot Town opens June 20th! The Saturday market will be the only open air Ypsi Market in 2020. The Tuesday market will remain online only until further notice. More info[...]
Oct
6
Tue
all-day Bountiful Harvest: An Auction to... @ Virtual Event
Bountiful Harvest: An Auction to... @ Virtual Event
Oct 6 – Oct 13 all-day
Bountiful Harvest: An Auction to Benefit Growing Hope @ Virtual Event
In order to fundraise as safely as possible this fall, we are holding an online auction from October 6 to October 13. Bountiful Harvest, an Auction to Benefit Growing Hope, will offer exciting food, farming, restaurant,[...]