Cultivate Hope exists to help build sustainable, healthy communities. The program focuses on teaching kids and families how to grow, eat and preserve fresh, high quality food right in their own neighborhoods.
With the support of numerous volunteers, Mathew 25 created Iowa’s first urban farm education center in 2012. The two-acre farm is located close to downtown Cedar Rapids on empty lots that had houses before the 2008 flood.
This once devastated area now produces food and helps build community on the Northwest side and in greater Cedar Rapids.
Through Cultivate Hope, Matthew 25 has also established six school gardens at local schools and provides weekly garden related instruction.