H.O.P.E. Gardens exists to Help Other People Eat
Our mission and vision
H.O.P.E. Gardens exists to Help Other People Eat by empowering children, families, and communities to grow their own food. We believe that a child equipped with knowledge and a seed can transform a community. H.O.P.E. Gardens uses an affordable, low maintenance, nature-inspired approach to gardening to live out our vision.
Our programs teach people of all ages how to grow, share, prepare, and find joy in eating fresh produce harvested together. LEARN MORE
We believe a small seed in the hands of a child can transform a community.
Partnering with schools, families, and communities, our work supports community-led solutions to help people learn how to grow food.
Our guiding principles
We are experiential, environmental, educational… and fun! As we invite students, families, and community members to learn how to grow their own food, we embrace our guiding principles.
Our approach to gardening isn’t just about plants. It also encompasses environmental sustainability by nurturing the earth and community strength through relationship building and promoting collaborative experiences.
Just as regenerative gardens require diversity to thrive, we recognize that each person contributes an invaluable set of skills, experiences, and perspectives. We are community-centered, partnering with neighbors, diverse agencies, schools, and community organizations.
Our programs give students and community members firsthand experience in the process and joy of growing their own food and how to use these skills and resources to feed themselves, their families, and their communities.