30,000

Pounds of Food Grown

350

Families Helped Through Housing Rehabilitation

4,000

Youth Attending Groundswell Events

5,000

Tools Loaned

Healthy Neighborhoods Campaign

The Healthy Time Check initiative uses 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. The next phase of this initiative includes developing a new corner grocery store, building new housing, and acquiring and fully rehabbing units of existing housing. We are launching the Healthy Neighborhoods campaign to help fund these projects that will help revitalize the Time Check neighborhood. To learn more, visit our Healthy Neighborhoods 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

Cultivate Hope Market
Oct-07-2021 04:00 PM to Oct-07-2021 07:00 PM
- The 2021 Cultivate Hope Market will be held Thursday evenings from 4-7 p.m. starting May 13 through October 7 at Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave. NW in Cedar Rapids. The market will offer produce grown on the urban farm without pesticides or herbicides. SNAP/EBT accepted.   The last Thursday of every month will … Continue reading Cultivate Hope Market
Cultivate Hope Mega Market
Sep-30-2021 04:00 PM to Sep-30-2021 08:00 PM
- We are excited to announce a series of larger Markets on the last Thursday of the month at our urban farm from May-September!  The Cultivate Hope Mega Market will be a celebration of food, music, activities, and community at the Cultivate Hope Urban Farm.  We will feature tents with a variety of products offered from … Continue reading Cultivate Hope Mega Market
Cultivate Hope Market
Sep-23-2021 04:00 PM to Sep-23-2021 07:00 PM
- The 2021 Cultivate Hope Market will be held Thursday evenings from 4-7 p.m. starting May 13 through October 7 at Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave. NW in Cedar Rapids. The market will offer produce grown on the urban farm without pesticides or herbicides. SNAP/EBT accepted.   The last Thursday of every month will … Continue reading Cultivate Hope Market
Cultivate Hope Market
Sep-16-2021 04:00 PM to Sep-16-2021 07:00 PM
- The 2021 Cultivate Hope Market will be held Thursday evenings from 4-7 p.m. starting May 13 through October 7 at Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave. NW in Cedar Rapids. The market will offer produce grown on the urban farm without pesticides or herbicides. SNAP/EBT accepted.   The last Thursday of every month will … Continue reading Cultivate Hope Market
Cultivate Hope Market
Sep-09-2021 04:00 PM to Sep-09-2021 07:00 PM
- The 2021 Cultivate Hope Market will be held Thursday evenings from 4-7 p.m. starting May 13 through October 7 at Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave. NW in Cedar Rapids. The market will offer produce grown on the urban farm without pesticides or herbicides. SNAP/EBT accepted.   The last Thursday of every month will … Continue reading Cultivate Hope Market