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
  • Online access to all publications
  • Landscape design ideas

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Featured


Edible Garden DesignsEdible Garden Designs

Edible landscape designs: community garden, edible classroom, K12 garden, and more.
View Edible Garden Designs (pdf)
 

Monarch ButterflyGrowing Hope

Classes, events and landscapes that help you cultivate food, habitat and wellness.
Grow hope in your garden
 

Cooking OutsideEdible Outdoors

Learning foraging, hunting and fishing skills through fun, hands-on activities.
Learn about the Edible Outdoors
 

Edible ClassroomEdible Classroom

A downtown Iowa City outdoor classroom that grows veggies, fruits and herbs in beds shared by the community.
Learn about the Edible Classroom
 

Harvesting BerriesWetherby Edible Forest

A 1/3 acre of low-maintenance fruits and herbs that are free to harvest in Wetherby Park.
Learn about Iowa City's public food forest
 

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Upcoming Events



Gardening with Spirit
5/3/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sustainable Living Conversations
5/4/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Project GREEN Garden Fair
5/6/2017 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Establish a Monarch Garden
5/6/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Master River Stewards
5/9/2017 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Green Drinks
5/11/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Plant Sale & Flea Market
5/13/2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk
5/13/2017 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Sustainable Living Conversations
5/18/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a Fairy or Gnome Garden
5/20/2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Plant Sale and Monarch Madness
5/21/2017 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Wildflower Walk
5/21/2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sustainable Living Conversations
6/1/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Tour a Monarch Garden
6/3/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gardening with Spirit
6/7/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Green Drinks
6/8/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Mushroom Foray and Campfire Chef Demo
6/10/2017 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Sustainable Living Conversations
6/15/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Project Green Garden Tour
6/25/2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM