Backyard Abundance and Iowa City Parks and Recreation invite public collaboration in designing beautiful, resilient, community gardens that enhance our parks.
Three parks. Three community gardens. Lots of celebrating.
Without community, it's just a garden.
Three to five visioning gatherings were held for each garden in the spring of 2018. The excellent ideas provided by residents and community gardeners drove the designs.
Gatherings focused on these topics:
Garden purpose and activities
Vision and design
The garden designs were completed in summer 2018.
The hope was to establish the gardens in fall 2018, but wet weather and busy schedules set back this plan.
Establishment is underway for Chadek and Creekside during the spring and fall of 2020.
Renting an Iowa City community garden plot is a great way to get outside, meet your neighbors and grow your own food!
This project would not be possible without sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of materials and funds.
Special thanks to the Creekside Gardeners and the Creekside Neighborhood association. Their generous time and energy laid the groundwork for the Creekside gardening project.