Get a jump on your spring plant shopping at the Backyard Abundance plant sale fundraiser.
- Only Iowa City sale that focuses on edibles.
- Worms for vermicomposting bins will be for sale.
- Experts carefully researched each plant variety.
- Herbs and vegetables grown without pesticides.
- Grown as locally as possible.
- Purchases help fund free yard tours, presentations and classes.
Note: We are not taking orders this year. Please attend early to ensure you get the plants you want.
Membership Discount and Early Entry
Members of Backyard Abundance receive a 10% discount on all purchases and can enter the sale at 8:30 am to get first pick of plants. Learn more about membership
Wide Variety of Plants
Plants are grown as locally as possible and are carefully chosen for bountiful yields and flavor.
Below is a sample of plants that will be available.
Edible Landscaping Layouts
Get ideas for your habitat-friendly garden using design examples from two Backyard Abundance publications:
Got gardening questions? Green thumbs will be there to help you:
- Select plants
- Understand how to establish your plants
- Provide advice on watering, care, and harvest
Master Gardeners will be available with gardening handouts and wisdom.
Growers and Vendors
Local growers and vendors will be on-hand so you can ask questions about their wonderful plants and merchandise.
- Driftless Gardens: High-quality fruits, vegetables and herbs.
- Echollective CSA: Sign up for a CSA share while perusing their herbs and veggies.
- Cedar River Hilltop: Vegetables and herbs grown with care.
- Gaia's Peace Garden: Plants, seeds and herbs infused with hope and love.
- Green Share LLC: Heirloom and organic vegetables, herbs and flowers.
- The Millet Seed: Vegetables and herbs grown in an urban garden.
- Willow Basketry and Garden Art: Hand-crafted willow towers, baskets and other crafts.
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.
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