Saturday, August 16, 2014

We'll be there with delicious coffee, iced teas, & sandwich wraps from Sweetwaters cafe, fruit smoothies made on the bike blender, fresh corn & more! Come by the tent & get some of this good stuff.

We also will have games for kids all day, bingo, face-painting & other fun activities. Then we'll have the chicken fashion show at 1pm, Various Veggies contest at 2pm, & watermelon seed spitting at 3pm.

There will be an assortment of our great Growing Hope merch including t-shirts, buttons, soap & lip balm. We'll also have some of our Ypsiplanti Garden Supply items, & info about getting your fall garden started!

See you there!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Join us as talented, local chefs dish up seasonal fare during these delicious Chefs in the Garden fundraising dinner parties at the Growing Hope Center's urban farm in the heart of Ypsilanti! We hope you'll join us for our 2014 series-- click on each date to buy tickets today!

Learn more about the event here and check back as we get the menus in!  And help us spread the word about the events via facebook!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

YpsiTasty Locally-Grown Grub Crawl is officially SOLD OUT for tonight! And, no threat of storms will hamper our rain or shine event. You'll be sampling INSIDE the restaurants, so just bring your poncho as you travel among the different venues in case of rain, and the trolley will keep ya covered, too! Check in starts at 5 pm (and goes til 7) at our Ypsilanti Farmers Markets- Right off the Corner of Michigan Ave & Hamilton on Ferris street in the heart of downtown Ypsi!

Monday, July 7, 2014

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!

Monday, June 30, 2014

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!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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 |