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.

Donate to our shared mission and receive tax benefits.
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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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Online fundraising for Iowa City Edible Walkways

The Iowa City Edible Walkways project increases access to organically-grown food that is freely available for harvesting in public landscapes.

Please support the establishment of informational websites and signs for three public edible landscapes.


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

Reducing Pesticides
11/30/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Green Drinks
1/14/2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Inhabit Film Screening
1/17/2016 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Green Drinks
2/11/2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM