1 out of every 5 children in west Michigan does not have get enough affordable, nutritious food to eat on a regular basis.
H.O.P.E. Gardens is addressing this problem by teaching children, families, and communities a simple, affordable and sustainable way to grow their own food in a garden.
HELPING OTHER PEOPLE EAT
Our hands-on programs and services teach people of all ages how to grow food through an affordable, low-maintenance, organic method called regenerative gardening.
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE GARDENING?
Regenerative gardening recreates the conditions in which plants naturally thrive. It’s inexpensive and easy to start because it doesn’t rely on chemicals, tilling, or any special equipment.
Unlike a traditional garden, a regenerative garden is covered with mulch, which retains water and nutrients for the plants, minimizes weeds, and enriches the soil for future planting.
CONNECTING COMMUNITIES, ONE SEED AT A TIME
H.O.P.E. Gardens is part of a larger system including government agencies, food pantries, food distribution agencies, and farmers, growers, and next door neighbors dedicated to addressing hunger in west Michigan.
We partner with a diverse team of teachers, administrators, community volunteers, undergraduate students, master gardeners, and other nonprofit agencies.