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April 2018

Spring Celebration

April 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Home Renovated by Matthew 25, 616 4th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Free

Join us at a very special location as we recognize and thank Matthew 25 donors, volunteers, and supporters at our annual Spring Celebration! We have just completed the rehabilitation of a property located at 616 4th Street SW that had been abandoned since the 2008 flood. When it was donated to us, it had cats, raccoons, and who knows what else living in it. It had holes in the roof and eight-year-old food rotting in the refrigerator. Now, after countless…

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Home Hydroponics On – 10 Week Program

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Groundswell, 201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$80

STEAM On presents Home Hydroponics On -- a 10 week, three stage program in which members are invited to utilize STEAM principles throughout the design and construction of hydroponic systems. Participants will work to create prototypes of hydroponic systems with the goal of producing food, medicine, fibers or other materials focusing on upcycling, automation and beauty. The group will present their findings and prototypes at the Linn County Fair. Click here for more information about the curriculum. Who: Open to anyone…

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Chef Green & CO Rubs and Marinade.

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Groundswell, 201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$20

Learn 5 different rubs and marinades using fresh and dried herbs that will get you set up for spring and summer grilling. (P.S. - You will learn Chef Greens famous Jerk Marinade!) Take home a few samples and recipes for you to prepare at home. This is a demo only class. Some participation from class members will be requested, but not everyone will be preparing the marinades. (designed for over 18 years old) All gluten-free! $20 per person Purchase tickets…

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May 2018

Spring Plant and Tool Sale

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States
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Support Matthew 25 and fill your garden at our annual Spring Plant and Tool Sale! We will have a variety of flower, herb, and vegetable starts ready to find a home in your garden. We will also have garden accessories and art as well as a number of rare and unusual plants. Tools for sale include items for lawn and garden, hand tools, and powered equipment such as lawnmowers, table saws, and more. This will be a great opportunity to…

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Cultivate Hope Market

May 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States
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Stop by our market stand to purchase fresh produce from our urban farm! Parking is available on both F Ave and G Ave.

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June 2018

Food Detectives – 2018

June 11 @ 8:30 am - June 14 @ 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 – June 2018

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 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 registration fee - before April 30 $40 Regular registration fee For more information or to register,…

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Food Explorers – June 2018

June 21 @ 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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Transform 2018

June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 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. Projects could include: Light construction Home repairs Wheelchair ramp construction Cleaning Yardwork Tree-planting Work side-by-side with other volunteers in the community for a day or the entire week.  All skill levels are welcome—construction experience isn’t required. We’ll provide safety equipment for whatever task you take on. The 2018 Transform…

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July 2018

Food Explorers – July 2018

July 13 @ 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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