Gardening experts will attend Iowa City gardens at regular times throughout the growing season. Bring your questions for free answers and hands-on learning.
Got gardening questions? Ask a Garden Guru.
Experts will be available to help you...
Increase yields in vegetable and herb gardens
Successfully grow fruit trees and berry bushes
Mitigate the impact of climate change through gardening
Grow habitat for pollinators and birds
Fun events and garden attendance happen from June through October at Iowa City gardens.
Look for gurus in their bright t-shirts.
ASK A GARDEN GURU
CLIMATE-FRIENDLY GARDEN CONTEST
Join neighbors to transform landscapes into spaces that help reduce the impact of climate change.
From July through October, post pictures or videos of your climate-friendly gardening practices to social media sites with the #ClimateFriendlyGarden tag. Also tag Backyard Abundance:
Your post enters you into a weekly drawing for a $25 gift card to garden centers in the Iowa City area.
Eligible posts show you having fun, gardening outside...
Growing or harvesting vegetables, herbs or fruits.
Planting trees or shrubs.
Covering bare soil with mulch or ground covers.
Seeding or growing cover crops.
Seeding lawn with Dutch white clover or violets.
Using natural products instead of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.
PUBLIC POLLINATOR HABITAT
Learn to successfully establish a pollinator garden through free, hands-on classes.
Public pollinator gardens will be established in late October at these locations:
Chadek Green Community Garden
Creekside Community Orchard
More information and event dates will be provided by early August.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR VEGETABLE GARDEN CLASSES
We invite you to apply for a full scholarship to our series of Low-Maintenance Vegetable Gardening Classes on Saturday mornings from June through August at the Robert A. Lee Community Center in downtown Iowa City.
The class series has ended and so has the scholarship.
Subscribe to our email list for notifications about upcoming classes.
TOUR AN ELEGANT URBAN GARDEN
Be inspired by a lovingly tended landscape that offers comfortable gathering areas, yields an abundance of food and provides beautiful habitat for fluttering friends.
Sunday, July 7
2 pm - 4 pm
2040 Rochester Court