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Wed, May 08


Wetherby Edible Forest

Step-by-Step Urban Pollinator Gardens

Create a paradise for your buzzing and fluttering friends.

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Step-by-Step Urban Pollinator Gardens
Step-by-Step Urban Pollinator Gardens

Time & Location

May 08, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM

Wetherby Edible Forest, 2400 Taylor Dr, Iowa City, IA

About the Event

Join us for a series of classes that will guide you through the process of creating new pollinator habitat in your landscape.

Through monthly hands-on classes, you’ll learn how to plan, prepare, seed, plant, and care for a beautiful oasis for your buzzing and fluttering friends. An emphasis will be placed on enhancing curb appeal and keeping maintenance as low as possible.

In addition to meeting new like-minded friends, you'll take home skills, handouts, and a sampling of seeds.

Beginning in May, we’ll gather six times, meeting every second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm at Wetherby Edible Forest.

  • May 8: Planning Your Pollinator Garden (and Bed Clean-Up)
  • Jun 12: Assessing New Growth
  • Jul 10: Weed/Bloom Management and Solarizing
  • Aug 14: Upkeep and Pest Management
  • Sep 11: Seed Collection and New Plugs
  • Oct 9: Fall Planting and Winter Preparation


  • Standard attire and sun protection for hands-on outdoor gardening: gloves, hat, jeans, sunscreen
  • Water bottle (optional)
  • A notebook and a pen/pencil for writing and drawing (optional)


Sliding scale fee: $75 - $15, based upon your access to resources.

Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount. Learn about Backyard Abundance membership.


Call 319-325-6810 to reach the educator.


Autumn McConeghey is a native plant enthusiast with a background in public health. She envisions a world where nature is a seamless part of human spaces and advocates for inviting native plants and wildlife into our lives.


Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Dr. We'll gather at the edible forest.


This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners. 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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