top of page


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


  • Discounts on products and classes

  • Access to all our publications

  • Access to professional landscape designs


Receive discounts on select products and classes. Classes are discounted during registration with a member-only code.


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 family and 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

  • Grow Easy Vegetables

  • Grow Easy Fruits

  • Grow Herbal Tea

  • Pollinator Gardens

  • Ever-Blooming Gardens

  • Deer-Resistant Gardens

  • Healing Gardens

  • Desired Species Notes

  • Seeding Native Plants

  • Grow Herbs in Turfgrass

  • Designing Plant Guilds

  • Establishing Ground Covers

  • Plant Guild Species Form

  • Implementation Plan

  • Create a New Garden Bed

  • Create an Indoor Worm Bin

  • Build a Toad House

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.

PayPal ButtonPayPal Button

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 volunteers willing to donate at least 5 hours of service each year 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.

bottom of page