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Teams work to grow urban farms and gardens

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Some groups are partnering to grow urban farms and gardens in eastern Iowa.


A team from AmeriCorps is working with a team from Mathew 25 in Cedar Rapids and with another from Feed Iowa First.


They want to grow produce in urban areas and are preparing soil, planting seeds, and weeding in the Taylor neighborhood in Cedar Rapids.


According to Cultivate Hope of Matthew 25, the schools in the area have high rates of both students on free and reduced lunch and of obese children. They hope to reduce those numbers with the produce grown in the farms and gardens.


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