Membership

Become a member of Backyard Abundance and join a vibrant and engaged gardening community that learns from one another.

Benefits

  • Discounts on products and classes

  • Access to all our publications

  • Access to professional landscape designs

Discounts

Receive discounts on select products and classes. Each class is identified with the member-only discount.


Publications

Gain online access to our researched publications. From step-by-step instructions for designing your landscape to creating an indoor worm bin, these exclusive resources will help you increase the health of your landscape.

 

Available Publications

  • Permaculture Resources

  • Scale of Permanence

  • Wild Edibles

  • Landscape Analysis Resources

  • Permaculture Principles

  • Steps to Design and Environmentally Healthy Landscape

  • Design Strategy

  • Edible Landscaping Plans (view)

  • Pollinator Gardens

  • Ever-Blooming Gardens

  • Deer-Resistant Gardens

  • Healing Gardens

  • Desired Species Notes

  • Designing Plant Guilds

  • Establishing Ground Covers

  • Plant Guild Species Form

  • Implementation Plan

  • Create a New Garden Bed

  • Create an Indoor Worm Bin


Landscape Designs

Gain online access to high-resolution landscape design projects complete with analysis notes, concept designs, and the exact placement of every plant. The design patterns can be used to stimulate ideas for designing your yard and the researched plant communities and plant lists will help you put the right plants in the right places.

Available Designs

  • Family Edible Landscape

  • Acreage of Meandering Beauty

  • Orchard and Vineyard Homestead

  • Rural Food Forest

  • Shady and Diverse Backyard

  • Coe College Permaculture Garden

  • Urban Edibles and Natives


 

Once payment is sent, please click this button to sign up for and access your membership resources.

​​One-Year Membership Prices

  • $30: Limited income

  • $75: Individual

  • $120: Household

Online Payment

Visit PayPal to make your secure, membership payment. Enter the desired membership level: $30, $75 or $120.

Mail Payment

You can also mail your payment:

  Backyard Abundance

  Attn: Membership

  P.O. Box 1605

  Iowa City, IA 52244

Work-Trade Membership
Free membership is available to committed volunteers who are willing to donate at least 5 hours of service to Backyard Abundance tasks. See our list of volunteer opportunities and contact us if you are interested.

Corporate Membership
Please contact us if your company is interested in becoming a corporate member. We can tailor educational events for your employees to help meet the goals of your green initiatives.

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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