Classes

Fun, hands-on classes help people create beautiful landscapes that save time, energy and money while improving the health of our local environment.

Popular classes are shown below. Any of them can be customized and new ones can be created to meet your needs and budget.


Ecological Design and Wildlife Habitat

  • Permaculture and ecological design

  • Low-maintenance landscape design

  • Deer-resistant landscape design

  • Establishing a new garden bed

  • Rain garden design and establishment

  • Establishing native prairie gardens

  • Creating wildlife habitat

  • Designing and establishing butterfly and pollinator gardens

Edibles

  • Seed starting

  • Bed layout and management

  • Vegetable and herb garden establishment and management

  • Square foot gardening

  • High-yield, low-maintenance gardening

  • Edible landscape design and plant selection

  • Composting and compost tea

  • Starting and managing a worm compost bin (vermicomposting)

  • Food foraging


Children's Playscape Design

  • Designing a children's natural playscape

  • Creating a children's fairy garden

 

Health and Wellness

  • Growing and using medicinal plants

  • Horticultural therapy to improve mind, body and spirit

  • Designing and establishing a healing garden

 

Handouts and Publicity

Included with the class are promotional text, posters and relevant educational handouts for all participants.


Venue

Classes typically last 1-2 hours and can be conducted indoors or outside depending upon the curriculum and time of year.


Price

Contact us about your ideas for a class and we will provide a quote that meets your budget.

Contact us with questions or to schedule a class.

Backyard Abundance

Backyard Abundance is a leading educational nonprofit that helps people create vibrant, engaging outdoor spaces that benefit families and our environment.

P.O. Box 1605

Iowa City, IA  52245

319-325-6810

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