Backyard Abundance

Services


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

 

Mission


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

Donate to our shared mission and receive tax benefits.
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Membership


Members

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

  • Discounts on products and classes
  • Online access to all publications
  • Landscape design ideas

Become a member

 

Featured


Good Neighbor Garden DesignsGood Neighbor Garden Designs

Edible landscape designs: community garden, edible classroom, K12 garden, and more.
View Good Neighbor Garden Designs (pdf)
 

Monarch ButterflyGrowing Hope

Classes, events and landscapes that help you cultivate food, habitat and wellness.
Grow hope in your garden
 

Cooking OutsideEdible Outdoors

Learning foraging, hunting and fishing skills through fun, hands-on activities.
Learn about the Edible Outdoors
 

Good Neighbor SignGood Neighbor Sign

Demonstrate your commitment to a pesticide-free yard with a sign. We provide these free signs at many of our events.
Visit Good Neighbor Iowa
 

Edible ClassroomEdible Classroom

A downtown Iowa City outdoor classroom that grows veggies, fruits and herbs in beds shared by the community.
Learn about the Edible Classroom
 

Harvesting BerriesWetherby Edible Forest

A 1/3 acre of low-maintenance fruits and herbs that are free to harvest in Wetherby Park.
Learn about Iowa City's public food forest
 

 

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Upcoming Events


Community Edible Forest Gardening
9/30/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gardening with Spirit
10/4/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Become a Fruit TreeKeeper
10/7/2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Put Your Garden to Bed
10/7/2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Iowa City Waterway Cleanup
10/8/2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

School of the Wild Garden Establishment
10/8/2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Forestry Field Day
10/9/2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Green Drinks
10/12/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Iowa City Waterway Cleanup
10/15/2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Iowa City Waterway Cleanup
10/22/2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Iowa City Waterway Cleanup
10/29/2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gardening with Spirit
11/1/2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Green Drinks
11/9/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Green Drinks
12/14/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Green Drinks
1/11/2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Green Drinks
2/8/2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM