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Teen Summer Jobs at Growing Hope!

Published: May 19, 2020

If you’re ages 14-18 and looking for a chance to earn a little extra money this summer in a fun, outdoor environment, then you should think about applying for a Growing Hope Summer Teen Internship! Apply by May 29th for the opportunity to earn $10/hour (up to 24 hours per week),  while learning gardening and nutrition concepts and gaining an understanding of food justice work during this 8 week program. Click HERE to learn more about the Growing Hope Teen Leadership Program or APPLY FOR THE JOB HERE… and good luck!   Learn more


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Nature Mandalas

Published: May 8, 2020

For today’s garden-to-table adventure we are going to take advantage of the nice weather and go outside to look for mandalas, then gather supplies and make your own!


Plant Potatoes

Published: May 8, 2020

Welcome to our new virtual Garden-to-Table series! Many thanks to TC Collins from Willow Run Acres for helping us kickoff the series.


Virtual Garden-to-Table Series

Published: April 28, 2020

Welcome to our new virtual Garden-to-Table series! New activities each week.


Growing Hope’s Sustainable Response to Covid-19

Published: April 8, 2020

Growing Hope is using their farm and resources to provide emergency food and support. Check out this post from their website for some of the ways they are responding and adapting to the needs of our community. It’s a great time to sign up for a virtual class!


Earth Day Rally

Published: March 4, 2020

A multitude of environmental issues stem from climate change… food and water scarcity, melting glaciers, wildlife species extinction, coastal flooding, fire crises, and more. These instill a sense of fear and hopelessness in today’s youth who worry about the future of our planet. But climate change is the result of human activity, solutions are feasible, and we can change! The Teen Advisory Group at the Ypsilanti District Library has decided to act. We are calling youth to come together to spread awareness and inspire EVERYONE to find ways to conserve at, at school, at work… EVERYWHERE! Join us at an …


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The News About Our Health

Published: January 31, 2020

Stay informed on the latest updates on maintaining both physical and mental health in Washtenaw County.


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How a Doctor Exposed the Flint Water Crisis

Published: October 1, 2019

What The Eyes Don’t See, Dr. Mona Hanna Attisha’s groundbreaking account of the Flint Water Crisis, is featured this fall as part of the Great Michigan Read. Dr. Mona will visit Ypsilanti October 21.


Gardens Bring Education Outside

Published: July 19, 2019

Gardens in Ypsilanti’s schools and libraries are are not just delicious–they’re also great educational tools.


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Explore the Outdoors with New STEM Kits

Published: July 2, 2019

Enjoy the great outdoors this summer gazing at the stars, bird calling, catching butterflies, and more, with our new outdoor STEM kits!