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
  • Access to publications and landscape designs
  • Implementation assistance

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Backyard Chats Blog


Nicole introduces herself and the Sprouting Forth blog.

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Reflecting on the first community visioning meeting and plans for the edible forest at Wetherby Park.

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 We can take actions today that will be appreciated tomorrow.

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Featured


Plant Sale on April 25
Fruits and vegetables ready to plant.
Learn about the fundraiser

Wetherby Park Edible Forest
Learn about Iowa City's public food forest.
Visit the Wetherby Edible Forest

Edible Agroforestry
Edible Agroforestry Design Templates
Examples of edible agroforestry practices: shady forest, windbreak, homestead orchard and more.
View Edible Agroforestry Designs (pdf)

 

Upcoming Events


Ramping Up the Local Food Economy
3/28/2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Plant Moving Party
3/28/2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Iowa River Trail Cleanup
3/29/2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Your Eco Story
4/4/2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fruit Tree Grafting Class
4/4/2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Green Drinks
4/9/2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Orchard Crops Establishment and Management
4/11/2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Forever Green Open House
4/17/2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Craft your Environment Fair
4/19/2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Book Discussion: This Changes Everything
4/22/2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Earth Day Fair and Film Screening
4/22/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Backyard Abundance Plant Sale
4/25/2015 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM