Backyard Abundance


Helping you and our community understand how landscapes can reflect deeply held environmental beliefs and values.
Experiential events that demonstrate how to design, manage and implement environmentally-beneficial landscapes.
Ecological designs for residences, businesses, schools, and acreages that provide habitat, grow food, and manage rain water.



Backyard Abundance is a nonprofit that helps people create beautiful, environmentally-beneficial landscapes that provide healthy food and habitat.

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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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Wetherby Edible Forest
Learn about Iowa City's public food forest

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


Upcoming Events

Green Drinks
10/8/2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sierra Club Canoe Trip
10/10/2015 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Edible Forest Playscape and Pathways
10/16/2015 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Sierra Club Planning
10/21/2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Edible Forest Playscape and Pathways
10/23/2015 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Under a Cider Moon Fundraiser
10/24/2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a Countertop Worm Composter
10/28/2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Edible Outdoors: Cooking
11/7/2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Green Drinks
11/12/2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Green Drinks
12/10/2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM