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March 2019

Weatherization Workshop

March 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Matthew 25, 201 Third Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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This hands-on workshop will give you some of the skills you need to keep cold air outside while keeping heated air inside with some basic air sealing techniques. You'll learn: -How to find air leaks -Where to caulk -Sprayfoam application -Sealing around windows and doors -Insulation issues vs. air sealing ..and more! This workshop is free! Runs from 12:30pm-1:30pm, March 22nd. The Tool Library is located behind the Matthew 25 office at 201 3rd Ave SW. Enter at the back…

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Start Your Engines! Small Engine Workshop

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Matthew 25, 201 Third Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Free

Learn to clean, maintain, and troubleshoot your 2 cycle and 4 cycle gas powered garden tools. Simple things you can do yourself and how to decide when it's time to call in an expert. We will demonstrate on our equipment, or call if you'd like to bring in something to look over (this is limited by time and availability) This workshop will be held in our Tool Library, which is located behind the Matthew 25 office at 201 3rd Ave…

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April 2019

Build Your Own Adirondack Chair

April 26 @ 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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Learn How to Make a Worm Bin

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Matthew 25, 201 Third Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$25

Compost indoors using a worm bin! Come to our hands-on workshop and learn how you can easily make your own worm bin using inexpensive materials. Worm bins are also a great alternative for apartment dwellers who don't have an outdoor composting space. They are clean and easy to maintain. Vermicomposting is the usage of earthworms to convert vegetable waste to a 100% natural plant fertilizer. Worms create nutrient-rich organic matter that contains healthy micro-organisms and is easily absorbed by plants.…

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Spring Celebration

April 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States
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Free

Join us for our annual Spring Celebration as we recognize and thank YOU -- our donors, volunteers, and supporters. With the rain forecast, we're moving this event from the urban farm to our Groundswell space at 201 3rd Ave SW. Be sure to bring your appetite! Chef Green and Co. will be providing a variety of tasty hors d'oeuvres, including Jamaican Jerk sausage bites with mango glaze, garden fresh bruschetta/chipotle dusted corn tortilla/balsamic glaze, spring time deviled eggs, and grilled…

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May 2019

Spring Plant Sale

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States
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Free

Support Matthew 25 and fill your garden at our annual Spring Plant Sale. We will have a variety of organic vegetable and herb starts read to find a home in your garden, including some rare and unusual plants. EBT/SNAP can be accepted for all edible plants purchased. We will also have a selection of annual and perennial flower starts and hanging flower baskets. Click here to preorder your produce. Pickup is May 11 during the sale. Hanging flower baskets are…

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Container Gardening Workshop

May 22 @ 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

Food Detectives Camp

June 10 @ 8:30 am - June 13 @ 4:30 pm
Matthew 25, 201 Third Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$80 – $95

This is a four-day event for 3rd-5th graders. Did you know your food doesn't come from the supermarket? During Food Detectives Camp, your child will better understand the relationship between growing food and how it gets to their plate. Campers will take exciting field trips to learn about the different food systems, and have the opportunity to create their own snacks and lunch from healthy, organic produce. Food Detectives will leave camp having answers as to how food gets to their…

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Cultivate Hope Market

June 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, 437 G Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States
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Stop by the urban farm to buy our fresh produce from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday! We will have fresh produce, vendor items, movement activities and brick oven pizzas. There will be scavenger hunts for the kids as well as the playground and other things to do around the farm. The movement activity this week will be Free Form Dance Movement for All Body Types, led by Valerie Wilson from Revive The Sacred. SNAP/EBT accepted. Produce is sold at half price for…

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Food Creators Camp

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Matthew 25, 201 Third Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$35 – $40

For 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Put your chef hat on and get ready to be creative! Compete against other teams to create the most delicious food concoction with a recipe and hidden ingredients. Learn valuable cooking skills from the experts before the competition begins. This is a camp where the most creative, timely, AND delicious food creation wins the race! $35 Early bird fee - until April 30 $40 Regular registration fee - after April 30 For more information…

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