Register for several events

Design a Monarch Garden

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center | directions

Have you planted a patch of milkweed, but no monarchs are visiting?

Learn simple techniques to design and establish gardens that will be irresistible to monarchs and will provide a cozy habitat for your winged friends. Seed packets of popular monarch flowers will be provided.

Taught by Fred Meyer with Backyard Abundance. 


The class is held in the upstairs Social Hall at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center. Hands-on activities will take place outside at the new Edible Classroom.

Recreation Center Edible Classroom Plants


The fee for the class is $5.

Register at the Parks and Recreation website.

Please register soon: the class is limited to 50 people and is likely to fill up fast.

Growing Hope Event Series

This event helps people learn how to cultivate food, habitat and healing in the garden.

Learn about a wide variety of other family-friendly Growing Hope events.

Sponsors and Partners

Recreation Center Edible Classroom StudentsThank you to these wonderful sponsors and partners. Please frequent their stores, services and websites.

Iowa City Parks and RecreationCommunity Foundation of Johnson CountyIowa Department of AgricultureACE Mentor ProgramUniversity of Iowa Community Credit UnionBeisser LumberField to FamilyHy-VeeHills BankKing's MaterialNew Pioneer