30,000

Pounds of Food Grown

350

Families Helped Through Housing Rehabilitation

4,000

Youth Attending Groundswell Events

5,000

Tools Loaned

Groundswell Cafe Reopens January 12!

Groundswell Cafe is reopening following derecho damage on Tuesday, January 12! We have a fresh new menu to kick off the new year and can’t wait to share our delicious and healthy new dishes.
The cafe will also switch hours to be open Tuesday-Saturday from 7 am – 2 pm. If you can’t make it to the cafe during the week, make sure to stop by on Saturdays starting Jan. 16!

Check out our updated Winter Menu!

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, 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

Sustainable Living: Urban Gardening
Apr-19-2021 06:00 PM to Apr-19-2021 07:00 PM
- Join us in this seven-part series as we talk about different ways to lead a more sustainable life, from sustainable shopping, saving on energy bills, to gardening tips. The Green Iowa AmeriCorps team will host different topics for discussion and will occasionally bring in special guests. Workshops are free but registration is required. Once you … Continue reading Sustainable Living: Urban Gardening
Sustainable Living: How to Reduce Food Waste in my Kitchen
Apr-05-2021 08:00 AM to Apr-05-2021 05:00 PM
- Join us in this seven-part series as we talk about different ways to lead a more sustainable life, from sustainable shopping, saving on energy bills, to gardening tips. The Green Iowa AmeriCorps team will host different topics for discussion and will occasionally bring in special guests. Workshops are free but registration is required. Once you … Continue reading Sustainable Living: How to Reduce Food Waste in my Kitchen
Sustainable Living: How Local Food Systems Benefit Communities and the Environment
Mar-22-2021 06:00 PM to Mar-22-2021 07:00 PM
- Join us in this seven-part series as we talk about different ways to lead a more sustainable life, from sustainable shopping, saving on energy bills, to gardening tips. The Green Iowa AmeriCorps team will host different topics for discussion and will occasionally bring in special guests. Workshops are free but registration is required. Once you … Continue reading Sustainable Living: How Local Food Systems Benefit Communities and the Environment
Sustainable Living: How to Help Reduce My Carbon Footprint
Mar-08-2021 06:00 PM to Mar-08-2021 07:00 PM
- Join us in this seven-part series as we talk about different ways to lead a more sustainable life, from sustainable shopping, saving on energy bills, to gardening tips. The Green Iowa AmeriCorps team will host different topics for discussion and will occasionally bring in special guests. Workshops are free but registration is required. Once you … Continue reading Sustainable Living: How to Help Reduce My Carbon Footprint
Sustainable Living: How to Make Online Shopping More Sustainable
Feb-22-2021 06:00 PM to Feb-22-2021 07:00 PM
- Join us in this seven-part series as we talk about different ways to lead a more sustainable life, from sustainable shopping, saving on energy bills, to gardening tips. The Green Iowa AmeriCorps team will host different topics for discussion and will occasionally bring in special guests. Workshops are free but registration is required. Once you … Continue reading Sustainable Living: How to Make Online Shopping More Sustainable