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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Featured


Monarch ButterflyRegenerative Landscapes

Classes, events and landscapes that help you grow food and desired wildlife habitat.
Create edible and habitat-rich landscape


Edible Classroom
Edible 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


Edible Landscaping Design
10/1/2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Amana Trail Hike
10/2/2016 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Gardening with Spirit
10/5/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sustainable Living Conversations
10/6/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


When Plants Talk
10/8/2016 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Green Drinks
10/13/2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Wild Utah Slideshow
10/19/2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sustainable Living Conversations
10/20/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Gardening with Spirit
11/2/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sustainable Living Conversations
11/3/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Women, Food & Agriculture Conference
11/4/2016 - 11/5/2016

Green Drinks
11/10/2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sustainable Living Conversations
11/17/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

SILT Annual Celebration
12/1/2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sustainable Living Conversations
12/1/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM