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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Backyard Chats Blog


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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Apple pickingWe invented the term "local food" to help describe the normality of foraging and eating where we live.

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Featured


Plant Sale
On April 26, choose from nearly 100 varieties of trees, shrubs, and herbs.
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Wetherby Park Edible Forest
Learn about Iowa City's emerging public food forest.
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Upcoming Events


Trashed Film Screening
4/23/2014 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Iowa Climate Festival
4/26/2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Prairie Restoration
4/26/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Backyard Abundance Plant Sale
4/26/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Urban Conservation Tour
4/26/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Willow Arbor Workshop
4/26/2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sing for the Climate
4/26/2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Prairie Restoration
4/27/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Herbal Classes
4/27/2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Birds, Bugs and Flowers
4/27/2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

UI Gardeners' Spring Open House
4/27/2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Film Screening: Troubled Waters
4/28/2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM