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Wed, Oct 12


Edible Classroom

Nurture Seeds and Soil

Prepare your garden and yourself for a rejuvenating winter rest.

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Nurture Seeds and Soil
Nurture Seeds and Soil

Time & Location

Oct 12, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Edible Classroom, 400-450 E Burlington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA

About the Event

Despite what our rushed society implies, late fall is a time to slow down and prepare for a long, rejuvenating winter rest.

During this class, we will explore the best practices for putting our gardens to bed and how these gardening activities can be applied to our lives for mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Seed-saving, weeding, mulching and cover-cropping will be practiced through fun, hands-on activities.

Organic methods will be learned; no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers will be discussed.

You are invited no matter your level of gardening experience. All are welcome.

Yummy snacks generously provided by New Pioneer Co-op.


We realize the class may be a little late in the day.  The first hour covers core concepts and the last half hour is hands-on practice. Please feel free to leave after the first hour if you need to get home.


  • Clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty
  • Gloves and a hat (optional)


Sliding scale fee: $25 - $0, based upon your access to resources.

This class is a part of a 4-class series. There is a 20% discount for registering for the series. (See separate Series: Grow Magical Garden Memories registration.)

Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount.


We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the class. Please invite friends and family to ensure the event happens as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.


Taught by Fred Meyer, permaculture designer, Master Gardener and Grandma’s gardening apprentice. Fred’s years of gardening and garden design experience will help answer your questions about specific challenges and opportunities in your garden.


We meet at the Edible Classroom on the south side of the Robert A. Lee Community Center, 220 South Gilbert Street, Iowa City.


The event is held outside. Masks are optional. We will try to maintain 6' distancing.


This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners using grant funding from the Johnson County Community Foundation and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation. It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of time, materials and funds.


  • Abundance of Resources

    This fee is for people with expendable income. This option allows you to assist others in attending our classes by “paying it forward” for those who have less access to opportunities.

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  • Traditional Resources

    This fee is for people who have the resources they need to make ends meet and can attend our classes at full cost.

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  • Reduced Access to Resources

    This fee is for people who are working hard to make ends meet on low wages and have less access to resources and opportunities.

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  • Under Resourced

    This option is for people who have low access to resources. Examples include those with income below the poverty line, people living with mental and physical health concerns, and people experiencing insecurity in basic needs attainment.

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