30,000

Pounds of Food Grown

350

Families Helped Through Housing Rehabilitation

4,000

Youth Attending Groundswell Events

5,000

Tools Loaned

 

2021 Cultivate Hope Harvest Festival

Join us from 4-7 pm on Oct. 14 to celebrate the end of a successful growing season at the Cultivate Hope Harvest Festival!
Located at the urban farm, 437 G Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids, this fun-filled fall festival will feature live music, fresh produce, specialty vendors, games and crafts, brick oven pizza and beverages, a photo booth, and a silent auction with sales benefitting the urban farm.
Students from the Iowa BIG program have helped coordinate this fun event, and we would like to thank them for their hard work!

 

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

Open Coworking
Dec-16-2021 08:00 AM to Dec-16-2021 05:00 PM
- Join us every Thursday for Open Coworking in the Groundswell Event Space! This free event is an opportunity to cowork with other freelancers, entrepreneurs, or those that just need to get out of the office for a day.   Simply come to Groundswell , 201 Third Ave SW in Cedar Rapids, between 8 am-2 pm, … Continue reading Open Coworking
Open Coworking
Dec-09-2021 08:00 AM to Dec-09-2021 02:00 PM
- Join us every Thursday for Open Coworking in the Groundswell Event Space! This free event is an opportunity to cowork with other freelancers, entrepreneurs, or those that just need to get out of the office for a day.   Simply come to Groundswell , 201 Third Ave SW in Cedar Rapids, between 8 am-2 pm, … Continue reading Open Coworking
Cultivate Hope Holiday Craft Fair
Dec-04-2021 10:00 AM to Dec-04-2021 01:00 PM
- Join us at Groundswell from 10 am-1 pm on Dec. 4 for the Cultivate Hope Holiday Craft Fair! This event will feature craft vendors, artists, a photo booth, activities, holiday beverages and special food dishes from Groundswell Cafe, and more! Groundswell is located at 201 Third Ave. SW in Cedar Rapids.
Open Coworking
Dec-02-2021 08:00 AM to Dec-02-2021 05:00 PM
- Join us every Thursday for Open Coworking in the Groundswell Event Space! This free event is an opportunity to cowork with other freelancers, entrepreneurs, or those that just need to get out of the office for a day.   Simply come to Groundswell , 201 Third Ave SW in Cedar Rapids, between 8 am-2 pm, … Continue reading Open Coworking
Open Coworking
Nov-25-2021 08:00 AM to Nov-25-2021 02:00 PM
- Join us every Thursday for Open Coworking in the Groundswell Event Space! This free event is an opportunity to cowork with other freelancers, entrepreneurs, or those that just need to get out of the office for a day.   Simply come to Groundswell , 201 Third Ave SW in Cedar Rapids, between 8 am-2 pm, … Continue reading Open Coworking