30,000

Pounds of Food Grown

350

Families Helped Through Housing Rehabilitation

4,000

Youth Attending Groundswell Events

5,000

Tools Loaned

Apply for our paid summer high school program!

The Cultivate Hope Youth Development Program is accepting applications now!

Learn more here.

Applications for the seven-month Root Crew leadership program are due March 6. A reference letter from a non-related adult is a required part of the application.

The summer-only Seed Crew applications will be due April 30.

Healthy Time Check Initiative

The goal of the Healthy Time Check initiative is to use the assets of the built environment, local food, and community engagement to support the movement of the Time Check neighborhood towards a healthier future with increased opportunity for its residents. For more information about this program, including how to get a free garden bed or our RFP for a Built Environment Master Plan, visit our Healthy Time Check page.

Groundswell Coworking

Ideas Grow Here

Come check out our Groundswell Coworking space, which is a shared workspace for location-independent workers. Get your creative juices flowing in our unique, green coworking environment, where you can enjoy two beautiful “living walls” and an indoor garden space with seating so that you can be surrounded by nature while working. We offer monthly membership for $150/month, day passes for $15, and free coworking on the first and third Thursday of each month. Click here to learn more!

Groundswell Cafe

Community Served Here

The mission of the Groundswell Café is to provide a place where everyone has access to fresh, healthy food, regardless of their ability to pay. Our simple healthy menu features delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, and omelets with as much of the food as possible supplied by what we grow less than a mile away on our Cultivate Hope Urban Farm and in our on-site hydroponic garden. The rest of the food is sourced from local and organic suppliers. In addition to healthy local food, we also serve a selection of fair trade coffee and teas. Click here to learn more

Coming Events

5th Annual Transform Week
Jun-22-2020 12:00 AM to Jun-26-2020 11:59 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 Window/door replacement Painting or siding Installing new floors Re-roofing Cleaning or removing debris Landscaping Work side-by-side with other volunteers … Continue reading 5th Annual Transform Week