Community Farm Tour at Matthew 25

Community Farm Tour at Matthew 25Aerial view of Matthew 25 Community Farm

Saturday, Aug. 19 | 1-3 p.m.

Host: Matthew Arndt

Matthew 25 Community Farm

Address: 437 G Avenue NW | Cedar Rapids, IA 52405


Matthew 25 is an Iowa-based nonprofit committed to food, housing and education. The organization’s farm, Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, is a 2-acre farm near downtown Cedar Rapids that offers small farming and gardening plots to community members. Cultivate Hope farmers provide produce for the Matthew 25 corner store and the neighboring Groundswell Cafe. At this field day, you’ll tour the urban farm, learn about its history and mission and hear from farmers who grow for the Matthew 25 store.

Lunch catered by Groundswell Cafe will follow the field day.

See & Discuss:

  • Managing volunteers and shared spaces on a community farm
  • The benefits and challenges of farming in an urban context
  • Addressing land and food access in Cedar Rapids
  • Strategies for youth and community engagement
  • Practical tips for growing in small plots
  • Growers’ favorite crops
  • Farming as a community-building tool
  • The relationship between Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, Cultivate Hope Store and the Groundswell Café