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


Girls WateringThe Garden as Your Classroom

Attend this free class and learn engaging activities for K-12 children at school gardens.
Learn more and register
 

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
 

Edible Agroforestry Design TemplatesEdible Agroforestry

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

 

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Upcoming Events


Race to Zero Film Screening
3/23/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Scavenger Hunt
3/25/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Deer-Resistant Gardening
3/28/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Wild Game Chef Demo & Target Practice
4/1/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Design a Monarch Garden
4/4/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Eat Your Dirt
4/5/2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Gardening with Spirit
4/5/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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


The Garden as Your Classroom
4/8/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fruit Tree Companion Plants
4/11/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Green Drinks
4/13/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Grow a Backyard Medicine Chest
4/18/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

TreeKeeper Program
4/18/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sustainable Living Conversations
4/20/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Grow Your Own Mushrooms
4/20/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Forest Bathing
4/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Earth Day Run
4/22/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Edible Plant Sale Fundraiser
4/29/2017 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Maple Syrup Celebration
4/29/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM