Matthew 25 created Iowa’s first urban farm education center in 2012. The two-acre farm is near downtown Cedar Rapids on land that had houses that were damaged in the Flood of 2008. After the flood, the houses were torn down and we turned the then-empty lots into productive farmland.
The Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, located at 437 G Ave NW, includes:
- Sustainably grown vegetables
- Natural playground
- 1900s farmhouse (With two guest rooms available for rent through Airbnb)
Support our farm by purchasing fresh fruit and vegetables from our weekly Cultivate Hope Market at the farm from June through October.
School & Group Farm Tours
Spend an hour with the Matthew 25 staff at Iowa’s first urban farm. You’ll learn about agriculture and environmental stewardship, enjoy hands-on exploration, taste farm-fresh produce, and have time to ask questions. Ask us about adding on to your tour experience with a picnic lunch on the farm or volunteer opportunities.
Tours are great for:
- School groups
- Youth groups
- After-school programs
- Community groups
Suggested donation $3 per person
Schedule a Tour
Contact us via email or at 319-362-2214.