Backyard Abundance


Helping you and our community understand how landscapes can reflect deeply held environmental beliefs and values.
Experiential events that demonstrate how to design, manage and implement environmentally-beneficial landscapes.
Ecological designs for residences, businesses, schools, and acreages that provide habitat, grow food, and manage rain water.



Backyard Abundance is a nonprofit that helps people create beautiful, environmentally-beneficial landscapes that provide healthy food and habitat.

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Join a vibrant and engaged gardening community that learns from one another and receive these benefits:

  • Discounts on products and classes
  • Access to publications and landscape designs
  • Implementation assistance

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Monarch ButterflyRegenerative Landscapes

Classes and events to help you grow food and wildlife habitat.
Create edible and habitat-rich landscapes


Harvesting BerriesWetherby Edible Forest

A 1/3 acre of low-maintenance edibles that are free to harvest.
Learn about Iowa City's public food forest


Edible Agroforestry Design TemplatesEdible Agroforestry

Large scale edible landscaping: sunny field, shady forest, windbreak, homestead orchard and more.
View Edible Agroforestry Designs (pdf) 


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Upcoming Events

Green Drinks
2/11/2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

2/14/2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Prescribed Fire Class
2/24/2016 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Gardening with Spirit
3/2/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Green Drinks
3/10/2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Prairie Preview
3/10/2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Where Our Food Comes From
3/13/2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create an Edible Landscape
3/16/2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gardening with Spirit
4/6/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Designing a Healing Garden
4/13/2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Green Drinks
4/14/2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Backyard Abundance Plant Sale
4/30/2016 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Gardening with Spirit
5/4/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Green Drinks
5/12/2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Edible Classroom Establishment
5/14/2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM