HOPE is a non-profit, non-hierarchical organization dedicated to creating a new paradigm of cooperative human experience, where all decisions are made based on respect and love for the Earth and all of life. Our mission is to assist in the realization of self-empowerment for personal and planetary healing through holistic education, creative expression, and action.
HOPE is a holistic approach to personal & planetary healing, sustainability, and peace. Our focus is to support a vision of how each person as an individual and as part of a greater community is empowered to change the world. We emphasize that a holistic approach is key to fundamental solutions. The holistic approach connects healing the wounds of childhood trauma and lovingly honoring children with the urgency of ending all violence and war; reversing climate change with food security and the building of relocalized, sustainable food systems, lifestyles, and economies; healing the man-made destruction of our earth with cultivating an intimate relationship and reconnecting to nature; and creating a world of peace starting with ourselves and our neighborhoods as we also move forward on a diversity of paths united in one vision of hope for earth and all.

to the shared website of Maganda Gallery and Healing Ourselves For Peace On Earth. This site is dedicated to supporting peace on earth through Art, Action, Resources, and Creative Education.
We have started a weekly column “The Hot Potato: Serving Up a Weekly Helping of Sustainable & Organic Gardening, Food, Health, and Community” that you can read in Chicago’s FIL-AM Megascenes or at The Hot Potato. We’ve also compiled an Online Bookstore where you can buy good books and films on gardening, sustainability, children, parenting, history, politics, art, and more while supporting our work, or you can just browse the diverse collection as a growing reference.

HOPE is interested in the relocalization of food production, holistic health, and spreading awareness of individual pathways to sustainability. We offer presentations on Biointensive gardening to interested groups, and we are currently based in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. For more info on Ecology Action’s 8 Step Grow Biointensive Method of sustainable, organic, sophisticated low-tech gardening and mini-farming, please visit www.growbiointensive.org.

If you would like to support our work in any way or are interested in a presentation or literature about Biointensive gardening and are located in the Chicago area, please Contact Us to collaborate, volunteer, or contribute your energy and ideas.

Maganda is a Filipino word that means beautiful.

Serving Up a Weekly Helping of Sustainable & Organic Gardening, Food, Health, and Community
We have started a weekly column called The Hot Potato. You can download and read each week’s column at The Hot Potato which includes photos in the garden.
What steps would you take
if you knew you or your community had to grow ALL of your own food in 5 years? Take a fun and informative survey that asks this question and provides some interesting answers at Peace Polls.
Our Online Bookstore
The following is a sample of the recommended titles in our bookstore. Scroll over each item in the list below to see a preview. Many of these Books & DVD’s have been instrumental in helping us get the big picture, heal, reconnect, learn, celebrate, and light many fires in our lives. To browse the full collection, go to Online Bookstore. Your purchase supports this website.

* Anastasia (The Ringing Cedars Series, Book 1)

* How to Grow More Vegetables: And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine

* Relocalize Now!: Getting Ready for Climate Change and the End of Cheap Oil

* Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

* Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injuries

* Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen