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January 2019

Home Weatherization Workshop

January 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Matthew 25, 201 Third Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Free

Come and learn some basic air sealing techniques! This hands-on workshop will give you some of the skills you need to keep cold air drafts outside, while keeping heated air inside. Topics covered will include: -How to find air leaks -Where to caulk -Sprayfoam application -Sealing around doors and windows -Insulation issues vs. air sealing ...and more! This workshop is free! Doors open at 6:00pm. Workshop begins at 7:30.

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April 2019

Build Your Own Adirondack Chair

April 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matthew 25, 201 Third Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$35

An easy and stable chair built with common materials and tools! Open to all levels. We’ll be working with pre-cut materials, drills, clamps, jigsaws and layout tools. Build one with us either to take home or to donate to a family in our neighborhood. Take home the plans and you can build the whole set! Limit of 6 people. $35 materials fee. Registrations are due one week prior to the event. Purchase your ticket below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-your-own-adirondack-chair-tickets-59068785327

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May 2019

Container Gardening Workshop

May 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States
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$15

Learn how to grow your own food without the hassle of tending a large garden. Container gardening is a fun and easy way to enjoy fresh produce grown right on your doorstep, patio, or porch-- no yard required! Registration closes 5/20, 12 people max $15 Material fee includes container, potting mix, & organic plant starts. Purchase your tickets below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/container-gardening-workshop-tickets-60942003172

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June 2019

Build Your Own Bee Hotel

June 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Matthew 25, 201 Third Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$15

Celebrate National Pollinator Week by constructing your very own bee hotel! Solitary bees are excellent pollinators, and bee hotels are a way to raise awareness and provide habitat for our local bee population. This will be a guided workshop with materials provided. Participants will have free reign on their designs, with guidance provided on how to design and construct an effective house. Limit of 12 participants. $15 materials fee; registrations are due 6-13. Purchase your tickets below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-your-own-bee-hotel-tickets-62018844032

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July 2019

Paint Your Own Rain Barrel!

July 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States
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$25

Rain barrels are an excellent way to conserve water while also reducing the runoff from storm water - with this workshop you will be able to purchase and paint a rain barrel of your very own! All supplies will be provided by the Green Iowa AmeriCorps. Participants may work on their project for as long as they would like during the three hours of the event, but are not required to stay for the entire duration. Participants are welcome to…

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August 2019

Farm to Table Pizza Cooking Class – Canceled

August 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States
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$25

This event has been canceled! Come and learn how to make your own pizza from scratch! We will be demonstrating how to make your own dough, sauce, and to top it all off - we will be using fresh veggies from our urban farm! The class will also prepare side salads to go with their homemade pizza. $25 per ticket; tickets cover the costs of materials for one pizza and side salad. Participants who have purchased a ticket are welcome…

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January 2020

Home Weatherization Workshop

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

FREE workshop - January 25, 2020, 1 pm Learn how to keep your home warm in the winter! Join the Green Iowa AmeriCorps team in Cedar Rapids and learn some steps to take to keep your home warm during the cold months. We will go over how to apply caulk, how to use spray foam, and how to install window kits. We will also provide safety tips and some best practices. This event is free and open to the public,…

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April 2020

Build Your Own Bat Box

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual
$20

Join us for another virtual event! Materials for building your Bat Box will be available for pre-purchase for $20, and you will be able to pick up the materials prior to our Facebook Live event on April 24 at 5 pm. During the Facebook Live, you'll be able to follow along, comment, and ask questions as our Green Iowa Americorps team leads a demonstration on how to build your own Bat Box. Stay tuned for more information. About Bat Boxes:…

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June 2020

Build Your Own Worm Bin Workshop

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual
$25

*Virtual workshop with preorders for a kit, including worms and bin* Build Your Own Worm Bin! Purchase worms and bin kit ahead of time via the ticket link, then join us via Facebook Live on June 12 to follow along and get yours started! Do you wish you could dispose of your food and other biodegradable materials at home with ease? With a worm bin you will be able to dispose of most of your food and many of your…

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July 2020

Build Your Own Bee Hotel

July 10 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join our virtual bee hotel workshop at 5 pm on July 10 via Facebook Live on the Matthew 25 Facebook page, in which Marin will walk you through how to use items you already have in your kitchen recycling and craft bins to make a home for your local solitary bees. Solitary bees are outstanding pollinators and since they live alone, it is easy to give them a home! Not only does a bee hotel give the bees a home,…

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