Cultivate Hope Urban Farm

Location : Time Check Neighborhood, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Partners : Matthew 25, OPN ArchitectsIowa State University College of Design Bridge Studio

Flooding in 2008 destroyed more than 1200 homes in the Time Check neighborhood. In 2012, the CDL partnered with non-profit Matthew 25 to design an urban farm. The farm grows food on two acres of land and provides a new community heart, CSA shares, education programs, and a summer camp. The farm includes a natural playground built by Transamerica and a food forest made by Trees Forever. In 2012 the Community Stewardship Merit Award was given to the Community Design Lab by the Iowa American Society of Landscape Architects.

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