Growing Hope Prom, Feb 24th!
This was a wonderful opportunity for those of us past our prom prime (read – over 21) to get in on the silk, taffeta and sequins. Growing Hope, a non-profit organization in Ypsilanti that helps community and schools in need to start their own gardens, hosted a “Prom” at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti February 24th from 7:30-11 pm.
The show started at 7:30, with a brief swing lesson from Ms. Amanda Edmonds, the inspiring founder of Growing Hope who is also an alumnus of the University of Michigan.
Since the inception, the organization founded several community and school gardens in the Ypsi area, and offers several Americorps internships and volunteer opportunities. They have a vigorous community outreach program, in addition to holding some of the finest fund-raising events around, generally with a local-organic theme. Check out their impressive work at the Growing Hope Homepage.
The non-smoking venue is only a 10 minute or so drive from Ann Arbor. Even without the Prom, you should check it out - great ABC beer, wide open spaces, and plenty of tables to share.