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
  • Access to publications and landscape designs
  • Implementation assistance

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Backyard Chats Blog


Nicole introduces herself and the Sprouting Forth blog.

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Reflecting on the first community visioning meeting and plans for the edible forest at Wetherby Park.

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 We can take actions today that will be appreciated tomorrow.

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Featured


Wetherby Park Edible Forest
Learn about Iowa City's public food forest.
Visit the Wetherby Edible Forest

Edible Agroforestry
Edible Agroforestry Design Templates
Examples of edible agroforestry practices: shady forest, windbreak, homestead orchard and more.
View Edible Agroforestry Designs (pdf)

 

Upcoming Events


Growing Together: Magical Crops
5/23/2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Herb Planting Party
5/23/2015 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Growing Together: Bean Teepee
5/30/2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Plant Iowa Natives
5/30/2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Herb Class: Basic Harvesting and Use
5/30/2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Edible Outdoors: Bow & Fly Fishing
6/6/2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pollinator Conference
6/10/2015 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Green Drinks
6/11/2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sporting Clay Fundraiser
6/13/2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Farmacy Yard Tour
6/13/2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Herb Class: Infusions and Tinctures
6/27/2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mud Day
6/29/2015