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Community Gardens

Community Gardens

Community gardens

At the Cultivate Hope Urban Farm, we divide part of our farmland into 20-square-foot plots for community members to rent for gardening and growing their own food. We also work in partnership with Cedar Hills Community Church to provide larger 50-square-foot plots for additional community gardens.

Community Gardens

Why Provide Gardening Space?

There are many people in our community who would like to grow their own food but don’t have easy access to gardening plots or farm land. In particular, many African immigrants grew up in rural villages and grew their own food before coming to Cedar Rapids. Some now live in apartments and don’t have their own land to grow food.

When these community members gain access to land, they can:

  • Grow healthy food for their families
  • Grow food that reminds them of their native land
  • Start food-related businesses

About the Community Gardens

Matthew 25 maintains two locations of community garden plots in Cedar Rapids:

Cultivate Hope Urban Farm
437 G Ave. NW
Plot size: Approximately 20’ x 20’
Cost: $50 for the season
Cedar Hills Community Church
6455 E Ave. NW
Plot size: Approximately 50’ x 50’
Cost: $50 for the season


What resources are included?

  • Water provided during the growing season
  • Free use of a tiller or other farming tools, checked out from the Tool Library at the Matthew 25 office

Reserve Your Plot

To sign up for community garden space or for more information, contact us.