Wilmington College Grow Food Grow Hope works to increase the access to fresh food for families, promote the benefits of local food production and raise awareness of self-sustainability in our daily food habits regardless of socioeconomic status or economic opportunity.

We believe that by supporting community and backyard gardening projects, we can create dynamic and self-reliant communities in Southwestern Ohio while providing people with the means they need to live more healthy, productive and meaningful lives. 

To meet our goals, we maintain the 40-plot Friends of Hope Community Garden on the Wilmington College campus, provide the means and manpower for families to establish their own backyard garden plots, support school yard garden initiatives, host workshops and work with regional partners to establish new community garden sites.

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Thank you to everyone who came and supported the annual Farm to Table Dinner onThursday, September 18, 2014.

Please visit us again for more details on the 2015 dinner.


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Volunteer Opportunities

Garden Applications

We are currently preparing for our next garden season beginning April 2015. Please consider applying! We are also accepting Mentor Applications.


Gardening Resources:

Introduction to Gardening

For volunteer opportunities, contact Grow Food Grow Hope at (937) 382-6661 ext. 321, or stop by the Center for Service and Civic Engagement.