Fill out our Field Trip Request Form for more information!

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 Downtown Ypsilanti 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 fund, hands-on activities. Field trips at the Farmers’ Market are only offered on Tuesdays between 3-7 pm (when the market is running) and last from 1.5 – 2 hours depending on the age of students.


Age Level & Themes

*All of our lessons and activities come from evidence-based curriculum and meet academic standards.
Ages 5 & Under: Using the 5 senses to Explore the Garden, Tasting New Fruits & Vegetables, Garden Art
Ages 6 to 12: The Parts of Plants We Eat, Soil Composition, How do Seeds
Grow, Caring for Our Plants
Ages 13 & Up: The Journey of Food, Gardens Around the World, Composting, Natural Dyes
All Ages: A Day at the Farmers Market!


Ready to Schedule a Field Trip?

Fill out our Field Trip Request Form

Contact Cassandra Van Dam, our Youth & Schools Manager 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.