Welcome To Growing Hope’s Tool & Equipment Lending Library!

The Growing Hope Tools & Equipment Lending Library is designed to make various tools and implements accessible to local producers and landowners. The tools & equipment in the rental program are intended for food production. We offer Hand Tools, DIY Resources, and larger Equipment rentals.

To Reserve Tools & Equipment:

  1. First, complete the membership form.
    If you’d like a printed copy or need help completing this form, please contact us at 734.786.8401.
  2. (Optional) Create an account on LendingEdge, and you’ll receive an email to confirm your account.
    You will not be charged unless you incur any fees.
  3. Go to the inventory page to see the tools and equipment available and make reservations.
  4. Schedule a time to pick up your tools.
    The tool lending library is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. or by appointment.
  5. Upon arrival, see a member of Growing Hope’s staff to visit the tool lending shed
  6. **Tools are due back in seven days unless other arrangements are made.

For questions or support with accounts or reservations, contact our farm team at 734.786.8401 or by emailing [email protected].

Tools & Equipment Wish List:

Want to support the Growing Hope Tool Lending Library? Please contact us if you are interested in donating equipment. Donations are tax-deductible. You can also make a financial gift online.

  • Post Driver
  • Walking Tractor
  • Tree planter
  • Roller crimper
  • Want to add to this list? Submit your request online.

If interested in donating, please contact us at 734.786.8401 or by emailing [email protected].

Your Dollars Empower People to Grow their Own Food

Our Farm & Garden programs provide community support for Ypsilanti area residents, schools, and community centers with the gardening knowledge to create and expand their own gardens as well as educate those around them. Home and community gardens help residents have access to more fresh vegetables, save money on groceries, and have agency over their own personal wellness goals. Please consider donating to our Farm & Garden programs to help us continue to support people of all ages to grow and prepare their own fresh food.

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