Our team works together in support of our mission to Help Other People Eat.
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Meet Our Founders
The mission to help other people eat is personal for H.O.P.E. Gardens Founders Rich and Julie Brunson, who each experienced food insecurity problems early in their lives.
In 2014, gardening became a more prominent part of the couple’s life. While he was recovering from a concussion, Rich found solace and comfort in their backyard garden. Around the same time, the couple learned about regenerative gardening. Though they had always tended a garden, it wasn’t very successful — until they tried the regenerative approach.
As a result of these experiences, Rich and Julie felt compelled to offer hope to people struggling to get enough food and teach them a sustainable way to feed themselves.
There is a great opportunity to bring beauty and change into our local communities, and it can be realized in something as small as a seed in the hand of a child.- Julie Brunson- Executive Director
The couple established H.O.P.E. Gardens in 2015.
Meet Our Board
Our board of directors are supportive community advocates that represent a variety of professions and are committed to helping children and community members grow their own food.
If you would like to contribute your time and talents to the H.O.P.E. Gardens Board of Directors, we would love to hear from you!