Hope Blooms

Registered Name: Hope Blooms Youth Social Entrepreneurial Ventures Inc.

Business Number: 832858377RR0001

At risk youth creating positive change through addressing food security, community development, education and social inclusion.  Youth start when they are five years old and graduate when they are 18 years, and receive a scholarship for post secondary education from their Hope Blooms Fresh herb Dressings they create and sell. In university they have a mentor to follow them through and alumni of support and friendship. They give back to their community while moving forward.

Hope Blooms was founded in 2008 by Jessie Jollymore, Community Dietician in the inner city of the North End of Halifax.  Working on food security  issues and helping people with chronic illness, Jessie saw that simply telling people about the importance of a healthy diet wasn’t enough, and that if people cannot afford to buy healthy food, they were left feeling helpless. Walking past an abandoned garden site in Warrington Park, adjacent to Uniacke Square, Jessie saw an opportunity  to begin a grass roots project led by youth that could enable the community to take ownership of their food sources and empower people to make a difference in their own lives and the community at large. Jessie was warned that the garden would be vandalized, or she was shrugged off as being too idealistic, but six years later with a lot of perseverance and community support, the garden is thriving with over 40 youth and their families changing their community for the better, and demonstrating that “when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” 

Check out our appearance on CBC's Dragons Den: HOPE BLOOMS DRAGONS DEN PITCH AND the latest news release letting you know what we're up to: LATEST NEWS RELEASE

What People Are Saying

"Plant a seed. Harvest a dream. "

— Hope Blooms

"Plant a seed. Harvest a dream. "

— Hope Blooms

"Plant a seed. Harvest a dream. "

— Hope Blooms

"Plant a seed. Harvest a dream. "

— Hope Blooms

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