The Mission of Seed For Hope l.l.c. is to bring sustainable, no-till organic gardening practices to the market place for the purpose of supplying healthy, affordable sources of food to those that are challenged with finances, growing conditions and time. Seed for Hope l.l.c. will serve as a seed to help fund projects including use of equipment, consulting, labor and financial assistance for the non-profit H.O.P.E. Gardens. From a gardening practice standpoint, Seed for Hope l.l.c. organic “covering” methods provides a rich soil base for growing in most climates. It requires little to no watering provides a weed barrier and minimizes maintenance during the growing season and preparation in spring and fall. Seed For Hope is also preparing the leased property to become sustainable with solar power and water collection systems. This will help future garden installs in underprivileged countries.

As part of the mission of Seed For Hope l.l.c. and it’s Founders, people would be offered a portfolio of services from heirloom seed and plant stock, education, consulting, and installation services that provides support for the clients. These services would be available to individuals, educational institutions, neighborhoods and communities. Larger institutions and retail business in the food and restaurant industry, looking for locally grown, healthy and wholesome produce from innovative and fully sustainable gardening practices, will also benefit from Seed For Hope l.l.c. services.
Seed For Hope l.l.c. will offer their expertise to the non-profit H.O.P.E. Gardens and will serve as a resource to do the mission of Helping Other People Eat for the underprivileged.


The vision, mission and passion for Seed For Hope l.l.c. was born out of the experiences and life journey of it’s Founders, Rich and Julie Brunson. It all began over 30 years ago, when at age 17, Rich found himself homeless after the death of his mother and the breakdown of his family. Living in an abandoned felon’s apartment and trying to ‘get on his feet’, he asked the question “Why is so hard for people to eat?” He then saw a picture of H.O.P.E.:


In the summer of 2014, after suffering with a concussion, Rich found himself depressed and without hope.

Then upon frequent visits to Mary Free Bed and a community Life Group , Rich and Julie began reaching out for support which aided him in walking through recovery, and often found peace in his sustainable garden. He began finding hope and identity and the dream he had over 30 years prior, came to life. With the help of friends and family, the dream of H.O.P.E., Helping Other People Eat, has now become a passion to bring food to the community. All people deserve great food. . Seed for Hope LLC is intended to serve as a resource to the non-profit H.O.P.E. Garden. Its goals are both commercial and societal in a way that differentiates it from the competition. Together they are H.O.P.E. Helping Other People Eat

Forum Representative:

Julie Brunson
(616) 209-2003

10656 wilson ave 
Byron Center, Michigan 49315
United States