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Fill out our Field Trip Request Form for more information.

Virtual Field Trips

Growing Hope is offering free virtual field trips during February through May. Take your virtual classroom on a tour of our farm, learn about how Growing Hope is connecting people to local food, and participate in a fun hands on activity.


On the Farm

The Growing Hope Urban Farm provides fun and experiential field trips for youth PreK-12th grade. Each field trip includes a tour of our urban farm, an age appropriate hands-on lesson in nutrition/cooking, and a STEAM based garden activity. Field trips run from 1.5 – 2 hours based on the age of students and can incorporate our adobe pizza oven and/or our smoothie bike.

At the Market

Growing Hope provides interactive field trips at the Depot Town Farmers Market. At the market, students will take a tour, meet local farmers, and learn about local food, seasonality, and the benefit of supporting small scale farmers through fun, hands-on activities. Field trips at the Farmers Market are only offered on Saturdays between 10am – 12pm (when the market is running) and last from 1.5 – 2 hours depending on the age of students.

Ready to Schedule a Field Trip?

Fill out our Field Trip Request Form

Contact Nia Thomas-George, our Youth Programs Assistant by calling 734-786-8401, or email [email protected] with the following information:

  • Name, phone number, email, and best way to reach you
  • Organization name and address
  • Group size
  • Field trip location preference
  • Ideal dates and times

Growing Hope field trips run from April through October during the year. Fees range from $150-$250 depending on age, number of youth, and activities. We offer FREE field trips for qualifying groups and can provide bus tokens to help with transportation.



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.