Our Mission

Hope Gardens is a completely student-run nonprofit organization that seeks to bridge the gap between UNC and the broader community on issues of food access and food security.

We strive to educate participants about gardening, raise awareness about food insecurity and the ways we can combat it, increase access to fresh produce, and catalyze transitions to healthy lifestyles in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area.

This mission is carried out by our five committees that organize projects and events throughout the school year. These committees include Garden, Outreach, Nutrition and Development.

Our History


In the fall of 2008, UNC students from the HOPE (Homeless Outreach Poverty Eradication) Committee of the Campus Y developed Hope Gardens as a mechanism for social justice in their community. It began as an inclusive community garden and a transitional employment program for homeless individuals. The purpose was to initiate dialogue and facilitate relationships between the student, homeless, and low-income communities of Chapel Hill in a cooperative working environment. With advocacy from the Active Living by Design Committee of Chapel Hill and design assistance from the NCSU Department of Horticulture Science, Hope Gardens partnered with the Chapel Hill Department of Parks and Recreation and settled into a 14 acre green-space on Homestead Road in the summer of 2009.

Much like our garden, our organization is constantly growing. Recognizing and addressing food access in Chapel Hill and Carrboro has been an extremely rewarding experience and we look forward to expanding our community impact in the future. To learn more about how Hope Gardens has evolved, please refer to the Committees, Events, and Involvement sections listed above and discover how you can participate in the wide variety of services we provide. Watch this short documentary by Media Makers for Change to catch a glimpse of Hope Gardens' impact on the Chapel Hill community...

 

Get Involved

MEET / VOLUNTEER / DONATE

General Body Meetings: Mondays from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. at 1789 Venture Lab

Workdays: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)

Donate:

 

Learn More

BLOG

Description text. Viris docendi argumentum nó cum, ex vel aeque chóro. Ullum iustó id pro, ut pro cibo meís maiorum, stet erípuit disputandó et per. Ex zril adípisci seá. Eam at debitís nomínati mandámus, nulla fuisset inimicus iñ est. Putent regione conceptám ius id.

 

Sauna

60 MINUTES $120 • 90 MINUTES $175

Description text. Viris docendi argumentum nó cum, ex vel aeque chóro. Ullum iustó id pro, ut pro cibo meís maiorum, stet erípuit disputandó et per. Ex zril adípisci seá. Eam at debitís nomínati mandámus, nulla fuisset inimicus iñ est. Putent regione conceptám ius id.

 

Soaking Bath

60 MINUTES $140 • 90 MINUTES $180

Description text. Viris docendi argumentum nó cum, ex vel aeque chóro. Ullum iustó id pro, ut pro cibo meís maiorum, stet erípuit disputandó et per. Ex zril adípisci seá. Eam at debitís nomínati mandámus, nulla fuisset inimicus iñ est. Putent regione conceptám ius id.

 

Deep Tissue Massage

60 MINUTES $120 • 90 MINUTES $175

Description text. Viris docendi argumentum nó cum, ex vel aeque chóro. Ullum iustó id pro, ut pro cibo meís maiorum, stet erípuit disputandó et per. Ex zril adípisci seá. Eam at debitís nomínati mandámus, nulla fuisset inimicus iñ est. Putent regione conceptám ius id.

 

Facial

60 MINUTES $120 

Description text. Viris docendi argumentum nó cum, ex vel aeque chóro. Ullum iustó id pro, ut pro cibo meís maiorum, stet erípuit disputandó et per. Ex zril adípisci seá. Eam at debitís nomínati mandámus, nulla fuisset inimicus iñ est. Putent regione conceptám ius id.

 

Foot Massage & Reflexology

60 MINUTES $145 

Description text. Viris docendi argumentum nó cum, ex vel aeque chóro. Ullum iustó id pro, ut pro cibo meís maiorum, stet erípuit disputandó et per. Ex zril adípisci seá. Eam at debitís nomínati mandámus, nulla fuisset inimicus iñ est. Putent regione conceptám ius id.

 

 

For reservations or information:

Description text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Donec odio. Quisque volutpat mattis eros.