In August, H.O.P.E. Gardens and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids were awarded a USDA Farm-to-School grant.
This competitive award is granted on an annual basis to organizations that support planning, developing, and implementing farm-to-school programs. H.O.P.E. Gardens will use part of this grant to install a new fence for Wyoming Regional Center, a program for students in Kindergarten-8th grade. The gardens are used for education and student self regulation.
Through the support of generous donors and grants we will continue to provide garden education to this school. Thank you!