Landscape Gallery

Are you creating an abundant landscape? Share your pictures, ideas, and intent with others to demonstrate the importance and love of this movement.

After logging in, go to My Abundant Landscape to post your pictures.

 

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Gaia's Peace Garden
Since 2010 we have been converting an empty residential lot of overgrown grass and forest into an ecological oasis that benefits people and wildlife. Features: Native prairie and Monarch Waystation Food forest of perennial fruits, nuts, and veget

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Rainbow Urban Homestead: Year 2
This is the second yard of creating an oasis of edibles, water managing swales, and pollinator habitat.

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Rainbow Homestead

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Midwest Natives
We converted long strips of turfgrass into an all-native oasis around our townhome in the Iowa City Peninsula Neighborhood.

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My friend calls my yard Endor
Slowly but surely working my way to an urban food forest. The intent is to forage as much as possible in it's creation. The vast majority of the structures are made of found components.

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Sheet Mulching
The first step to creating a new garden bed is to sheet mulch in preparation for springtime planting.

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Sharapova Playscape
A huge vegetable garden and many other features in this large landscape help children learn Earth-caring skills.

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Wendt-Geisler Playscape
This wooded wonderland is abundant with opportunities for creative play.

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Reimer Playscape
A tree house, sand pit, stage, raised beds and many other features make this a wonderful space for learning and play.

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Plank Playscape
The firepit in this small backyard playscape makes a great focal point and gathering area.

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Buckley Playscape
Large grassy expanses are surrounded by outdoor rooms for play. A beautiful front yard garden provides a large amount of food.

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Coe Abundance Garden
My plan for an Abundance garden for Coe College in Cedar Rapids

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Food Forest Foundation
I am enjoying the process of creating a food forest around my newly built home. By mimicking a natural Iowa woodland ecosystem, my goals are to supply much of my food and provide habitat for birds and insects.

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The Plan
Backyard Abundance helped us define our goals and make a plan to turn our two acres of turf grass into an edible forest

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Rain Water Management
The Cooper family is blessed with large quantities of rainwater that flows off of hardsurface roads and neighboring driveways. We have several strategies to slow down the water and minimize erosion on this property with a 35% slope - a Prairie patch, 3

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Prairie Planting
On November 21, 2010, Backyard Abundance helped Willowwind School organize a prairie planting of the bioswale in front of the school.

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Rain Garden Construction
In May 2010 during the Backyard Abundance Water Quality and Water Management workshop I hosted the class at our house and demonstrated the construction of a residential rain garden. These pictures represent the garden before planting. Be sure to take a cl

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Hoophouse Construction
In the fall of 2010 I built this hoophouse. The construction resembled a barn raising with other Backyard Abundance members and family. want to check it out give me a call (319.270.3890) and stop by

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New Pi Garden Bed Workshop
Garden beds were created during an October workshop.

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New Pi Planting Day
The Backyard Abundance Edible Landscaping class mulched and transplanted gooseberries on one corner of the admin building.

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Creating Landscapes for Children
This presentation and yard tour showed folks how to create landscapes for children.

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Terry Wahls' edible yard of nutritious plants.
I have integrated many edible plants into my existing landscaping.

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Backyard Playground
Over the past few years, I have created this backyard playspace for my children and for the neighborhood.

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IC Rec Center Garden Implementation
The Discovey Garden was implemented on Earth Day with the help of Backyard Abundance and ECO Iowa City.

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Reed Lamer Sanctuary
This is the property that we will create our sanctaury on. Currently there is a brick ranch, fenced in backyard with swimming pool, and 1.81 acres of mostly grass and a small wooded area.

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Ecological Gardens
Backyard Abundance helped Mary Crooks design and lay the groundwork for her environmentally-friendly yard. At this event, you will learn how plants were chosen and can see their growth progress.

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Dizzying Diversity
Over the past few years, Casey and Christopher have progressively planted their entire yard in a dizzying array of prairie plants, flowers, vegetables, and herbs.

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Enjoy Simple Abundance
Decades of steady care have led to a peaceful and orderly yard filled with flowers and food.

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Front Yard Prairie
Using a thorough understanding of Iowa Natives, Jason has transformed his yard into a brilliant ecosystem.

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Backyard Woodland
Jim and Julie’s wooded backyard contains many elements of a native woodland ecosystem.

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Simple Abundance
Through creativity and resourcefulness, Dan Daly demonstrates how simple abundance can be easily achieved in any yard.

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Backyard Sanctuary
A delightful mix of trees, shrubs, flowers, pond, and shed all make this yard ideal for feeding and sheltering birds, frogs, mammals, insects—and humans.

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Urban Veggie Gardening
On several huge garden beds, Derek Roller and Christy Andersen grow an abundance of organic herbs and vegetables.

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Backyard Habitat
Over the years Roberta has transformed this simple field of turfgrass into inviting outdoor rooms bordered by flowers, shrubs, and trees.

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Low-maintenance yard
Liz has created a low-maintenance yard which features a beautiful rain garden of native plants.

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Forested Backyard
This forest-like backyard provides sanctuary for people, birds and other wildlife.

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Backyard Veggie Garden
This garden provides food for people and habitat for many birds, insects, and other wildlife.

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Ellen Hartz 2005 Yard Tour
Ellen's low-maintenance front yard prairie garden.

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Summer yard tour
We hosted a Backyard Abundance yard tour in 2005.

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Prairie Garden Workshop
With the help of a Backyard Abundance workshop, we planted a small garden bed with native prairie plants.

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July 2005 Yard Tour
The first Backyard Abundance Yard tour.