Youth Entrepreneurship

Hope Blooms has been creating an environment for social change through the garden since 2008. Hope Blooms is comprised of a garden, green house and commercial kitchen in the north end of Halifax.

"The Salad Dressing Program advances entrepreneurial and leadership skills among youth through training and instruction in all aspects of running the salad dressing operation (from organic farming, to production, to marketing and sales) and by teaching youth to be leaders as active “change agents” for the betterment of their own community."
- from the Hope Blooms website

Entrepreneurial Advice from Hope Blooms

  • Be Confident

  • Tell your story

  • Believe in your product

  • Always be polite

  • Don't give up after your first try!

  • Have fun
  • If you really want to do something, go for it! Nothing can stop you but your own mind.

    — Barbara, age 16