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

Aug
3
Tue
5:42 pm Tuesday Farmers Market
Tuesday Farmers Market
Aug 3 @ 5:42 pm – 6:42 pm
Tuesday Farmers Market
Since 2006, Growing Hope’s downtown Farmers Market has been a source of fresh, affordable food for all income levels.
Aug
4
Wed
10:00 am Wednesday Volunteer Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Wednesday Volunteer Days @ Growing Hope Urban Farm
Aug 4 @ 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[...]
Aug
7
Sat
9:00 am Saturday Farmers Market @ Depot Town
Saturday Farmers Market @ Depot Town
Aug 7 @ 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.