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Delicious July!

This month, we have two very different, but incredibly delicious ways you can show your support for Growing Hope, & enjoy some great local food while you do so!

On Sunday, July 27, Door to Door Organics will be hosting the Farm to Table Dinner at Seeley Farm to benefit Growing Hope. Local Chef Brad Greenhill will prepare an incredible meal celebrating Michigan's summer bounty & drawing inspiration from the season’s freshest flavors, accompanied by the best of locally crafted Michigan beer & wine.

Learn more at the FB event here. This event is going to be a very special evening you won't forget! Tickets are $99 & available now.

Or perhaps you'd rather taste a ton of fabuluous samples of the best local food & drink Ypsilanti has to offer? Then get ready for the YpsiTasty Local Food Grub Crawl on Tuesday, July 29th! Presented by Growing Hope in partnership with the A2Y Chamber, this event celebrates the vibrancy of Ypsilanti & the goodness of local food. Starting from the downtown farmers market at 5pm, you'll tour the city, enjoying locally-sourced deliciousness from great restaurants like Bona Sera, Harvest Kitchen, Maiz, The Wurst Bar, & many more!

Tickets are just $20 for adults & $5 for kids, get yours today to make sure you don't miss this fun event! Want to volunteer? Email

We're getting hungry just thinking about it! See you there!

Volunteer Orientation is this Wedensday 7/2

Been wanting to get involved with Growing Hope? Now's the time to get the ball rolling! Join us this Wednesday, July 2 at 5pm for our monthly New Volunteer Orientation at the Growing Hope Center, located at 922 W. Michigan Ave in Ypsilanti. This is a fun chance to get to know a little more about Growing Hope & what we do, as well as how you can help us improve lives & communities in Ypsilanti.

We'll tour the site & answer questions, then you'll get the lowdown on volunteering with us. All are welcome! Want to know more about volunteer opportunities beforehand? Visit our Volunteer Info page.

Got questions? Call us at 734.786.8401 or email volunteer

Thanks for helping us grow!

Free Workshops This Weekend & Final Days of YpsiPlanti Regular Hours!

There will be two really fun & informative workshops held at YpsiPlanti Garden Supply, located at at 9 S. Adams St. in Ypsilanti (behind the library) This Weekend!

Saturday, June 28, at 2pm, Ypsiplanti is happy to host a class lead by Rick Weller of Organically Done who will be sharing his expertise on organic fertilizer to keep healthy plants. Other topics that will be included are pest management, & other great gardening basics. Stop on by with any questions you may have to insure a successful growing season! Donations are welcome.

Then on Sunday, June 29, at 3pm, join YpsiPlanti  for Fairy Garden Fun! Fairy gardens are tiny, but full of whimsical fun for the whole family! Want to get started with this charming addition to your yard or garden? YpsiPlanti has all your fairy garden needs, & this workshop will introduce you to the fun of putting it all together. There will be an optional DIY fairy garden kit that you can buy & assemble right on site. Plus, we'll wave our magic wands & give you 20% off your fairy garden supply purchases when you spend $25 or more! Class is free, but donations are welcome.

June is the final month of full-time hours at Growing Hope's YpsiPlanti Garden Supply Store. We've got great deals on seedlings & lots of awesome sales going on, so be sure to stop by!   As of July 1 we'll be open Tuesdays and Fridays from 12-7 pm.  (Closed for July 4 holiday though).  

We hope to see you at YpsiPlanti soon!

GROWING HOPE  |  922 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI  48197 | P.O. Box 980129, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 | Phone: 734-786-8401 |