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.

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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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Featured


Monarch ButterflyRegenerative Landscapes

Classes and events to help you grow food and wildlife habitat.
Create edible and habitat-rich landscapes

 

Harvesting BerriesWetherby Edible Forest

A 1/3 acre of low-maintenance edibles that are free to harvest.
Learn about Iowa City's public food forest

 

Edible Agroforestry Design TemplatesEdible Agroforestry

Large scale edible landscaping: sunny field, shady forest, windbreak, homestead orchard and more.
View Edible Agroforestry Designs (pdf) 

 

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Upcoming Events


Gardening with Spirit
5/4/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Project GREEN Garden Fair
5/7/2016 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Wildcraft Game Afternoons
5/8/2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Johnson County Supervisor Forum
5/10/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Green Drinks
5/12/2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Spring Plant Sale
5/14/2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Edible Classroom Establishment
5/15/2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fruit TreeKeepers
5/17/2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make a Fairy House and Garden
5/21/2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

March for Safe Food
5/21/2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Establishing a Healing Garden
5/25/2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fruit Tree Grafting
5/28/2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gardening with Spirit
6/1/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Edible Shrub Propagation
6/8/2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Green Drinks
6/9/2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Wildcraft Game Afternoons
6/12/2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM