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Growing Hope fosters a just and equitable local food system where all people are empowered to grow, buy, sell, prepare and eat nourishing food. We envision a community where all people--particularity those with barriers due to race, class, culture, language, ability, and mobility--have access to nourishing local food that is culturally appropriate and affordable, can grow and prepare their own harvests, and may earn a living as a food grower, producer, or entrepreneur. The Growing Hope Urban Farm, a 1.4 acre property in the heart of Ypsilanti, is used as a multi-purpose space for organic-practice production and garden demonstration. The demonstration areas include market gardening, home gardening and youth gardening. The Urban Farm hosts youth and adult educational field trips, workshops, and volunteers, and serves as a beautiful gathering space for community and fundraising events.