Leadership for Five Seasons Class Builds Learning Space

By Larry Burkum, KCRG-TV9

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -About three dozen young professionals in Cedar Rapids took Friday off to help build a learning space at Iowa’s first urban farm.

The Leadership for Five Seasons class spent the day at the Matthew 25 Urban Farm. They constructed a free library and built a reading nook for kids. The farm’s executive director said a lot of work went into the project.

“There was design that had to happen with the silo, the little reading nook. There was also the partnership with Amana to get the logs for benches and also the spools that are turned into tables. There were people that recruited other companies to be part of this. There was fundraising that they had to do. So it’s an incredible project,” said Clint Twedt-Ball.

He said the goal of the project is to make Matthew 25 a place where kids can learn about food, and the community can sit and enjoy the farm.

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