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9/11 Day of Service for Public Edibles

Monday, September 11, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wetherby Park Edible Forest | directions

Join others in remembering 9/11 by helping prepare the Wetherby Edible Forest for more free edibles.

Food security is an important issue for every community and the Wetherby Edible Forest aims to secure access to food for everyone, while fostering a healthy ecological system that supports monarchs, honeybees and other desired insects.

Participate in the "9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance" by joining Backyard Abundance, Shelter House AmeriCorps and Iowa City Parks and Recreation for a fun afternoon of gardening.


Volunteer activities include:

  • Raised bed installation: Help install a raised bed for free veggies
  • Path making: Create new paths through the garden
  • Weeding: Clear weeds to help grow food and habitat

Animal Petting, Food and Fun

Marigold, a friendly mini-horse from Winds of Change Pet Therapy, will be visiting and hoping for lots of attention. Therapy dogs will also be there to happily accept your love.

Tasty food and refreshments will be provided.

Tours of the edible forest will be given where you can nibble sorrel and harvest aronia berries.

Publications about creating habitat for monarchs and other desired insects will be available.

What to Bring

Please bring...

  • Comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Gloves (leather ones, if you have them).
  • Gardening tools: Hoes, steel rakes, wheel barrows, shovels, trowels.
  • Big sheets of cardboard to cover large weed patches.

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This project would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of materials and funds.

Iowa City Parks and RecreationIowa Department of Agriculture  New PioneerHyVee