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About Us

Through innovative agricultural and culinary programs, Hope Blooms engages youth to become change agents, positively impacting the community.

Hope BloomsAbout Us

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

– Max Planck

This is the motto that drives Hope Blooms. We engage youth in the high needs community of North End Halifax to become change agents. They create innovative environments for long term impact in food security, education, social inclusion and disrupting the cycle of poverty.

Hope Blooms initiatives are inclusive and diverse. Working together, the community builds urban organic food systems for everyone’s benefit. Programs are based on experiential learning. This social entrepreneurship creates an impact that is inspiring and supportive. More importantly, it mobilizes positive change.

interior of the Hope Blooms greenhouse

Change for Generations

One of Hope Bloom’s goals is long-term impact – the kind that carries on through generations.

  • Youth join Hope Blooms at age 5 and graduate when they are 18 years old.
  • On graduating, they receive a yearly renewed scholarship from the proceeds of their salad dressing social enterprise.
  • Once youth graduate and go on to post-secondary education, they become Hope Blooms Alumni. They have a built-in support network built to sustain mentorship.
  • After post secondary, youth contribute back to their community through mentorship and support for younger youth in the program.

2 youth from Hope Blooms work in the garden

A Growing Impact

What began with a small plot of land has grown into:

  • A youth-driven movement with over 150 youth from diverse ethnicities
  • 10,000 square feet of organic food gardens where youth grow food for their community and mentor over 60 community members in their garden plots
  • An award-winning, off-the-grid greenhouse designed by one of our youth
  • A small commercial kitchen and food hub where culinary training, community suppers, celebrations, and salad dressing production takes place

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