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April 2019

Build Your Own Adirondack Chair

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matthew 25, 201 Third Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$35

An easy and stable chair built with common materials and tools! Open to all levels. We’ll be working with pre-cut materials, drills, clamps, jigsaws and layout tools. Build one with us either to take home or to donate to a family in our neighborhood. Take home the plans and you can build the whole set! Limit of 6 people. $35 materials fee. Registrations are due one week prior to the event. Purchase your ticket below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-your-own-adirondack-chair-tickets-59068785327

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Learn How to Make a Worm Bin

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Matthew 25, 201 Third Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$25

Compost indoors using a worm bin! Come to our hands-on workshop and learn how you can easily make your own worm bin using inexpensive materials. Worm bins are also a great alternative for apartment dwellers who don't have an outdoor composting space. They are clean and easy to maintain. Vermicomposting is the usage of earthworms to convert vegetable waste to a 100% natural plant fertilizer. Worms create nutrient-rich organic matter that contains healthy micro-organisms and is easily absorbed by plants.…

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Spring Celebration

April 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States
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Free

Join us for our annual Spring Celebration as we recognize and thank YOU -- our donors, volunteers, and supporters. This year's event is on our urban farm, where we'll be showcasing the beautiful changes that have happened there in the last year. Come check out our new greenhouse, rain garden, and pavilion, and see the growing beds where we are prepping this season's crop. Chef Green and Co. will be providing a variety of tasty hors d'oeuvres to sample, so…

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May 2019

Spring Plant Sale

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States
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Free

Support Matthew 25 and fill your garden at our annual Spring Plant Sale. We will have a variety of organic vegetable and herb starts read to find a home in your garden, including some rare and unusual plants. EBT/SNAP can be accepted for all edible plants purchased. We will also have a selection of annual and perennial flower starts and hanging flower baskets. Hanging flower baskets are $25 each and quantities are limited. Varieties include: Begonia Fuchsia Lobelia Petunia Mixed…

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June 2019

Food Detectives Camp

June 10 @ 8:30 am - June 13 @ 4:30 pm
Matthew 25, 201 Third Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$80 – $95

This is a four-day event for 3rd-5th graders. Did you know your food doesn't come from the supermarket? During Food Detectives Camp, your child will better understand the relationship between growing food and how it gets to their plate. Campers will take exciting field trips to learn about the different food systems, and have the opportunity to create their own snacks and lunch from healthy, organic produce. Food Detectives will leave camp having answers as to how food gets to their…

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Food Creators Camp

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Matthew 25, 201 Third Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$35 – $40

For 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Put your chef hat on and get ready to be creative! Compete against other teams to create the most delicious food concoction with a recipe and hidden ingredients. Learn valuable cooking skills from the experts before the competition begins. This is a camp where the most creative, timely, AND delicious food creation wins the race! $35 Early bird fee - until April 30 $40 Regular registration fee - after April 30 For more information…

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Transform 2019

June 24 @ 8:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm

Make a big impact on a Cedar Rapids neighborhood during Transform Week. This annual event brings together community volunteers to complete projects that make our neighborhoods safer, healthier, and more attractive. Please register online if you would like to volunteer! Projects could include: Light construction Window/door replacement Painting or siding Installing new floors Re-roofing Cleaning or removing debris Landscaping Work side-by-side with other volunteers in the community for a day or the entire week. Projects will be in the Taylor and Time…

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Food Explorers – June

June 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States
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$20 – $25

For K-2nd graders. Does your kiddo love getting their hands dirty and experimenting outside? During Food Explorers Day Camp, your child will spend a day learning about food through nature exploration, outdoor crafts, and scavenger hunts. With a day on the Matthew 25 Urban Farm, your child will explore how food is grown and even make their own healthy snack using organic veggies from the farm. Food Explorers Camp focuses on food science and cultivating a love of the outdoors.…

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July 2019

Food Explorers – July

July 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States
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$20 – $25

For K-2nd graders. Does your kiddo love getting their hands dirty and experimenting outside? During Food Explorers Day Camp, your child will spend a day learning about food through nature exploration, outdoor crafts, and scavenger hunts. With a day on the Matthew 25 Urban Farm, your child will explore how food is grown and even make their own healthy snack using organic veggies from the farm. Food Explorers Camp focuses on food science and cultivating a love of the outdoors.…

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August 2019

Flood the Run

August 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20 – $40

Get soaked for a good cause! Join in the fun at this family-friendly, water-themed run at Ellis Park. There will be a human car wash, rain tunnel, blaster bog, fire truck hose, inflatables with foam, a bucket toss, and a giant slip-n-slide! What more could you want? The race will start in waves every 10 minutes. The first wave starts at 9am and the last wave starts at 10:50. You will be asked which wave you want to participate in…

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