Create your own abundant landscape through visits to demonstration gardens and hands-on classes.


Garden Guru

Gardening experts will attend Iowa City gardens at regular times throughout the growing season. Bring your questions for free answers and hands-on learning.

Community Gardens

Three parks. Three community gardens. Lots of celebrating.

Backyard Abundance and Iowa City Parks and Recreation invite public collaboration in designing beautiful, resilient, community gardens that enhance our parks.

Edible Classroom

An educational space filled with fruits, vegetables and herbs most of which are free for harvesting.

Visit to learn how to grow a wide variety of food in ways that increases the health of our environment.


Wetherby Edible Forest

The Wetherby Edible Forest inspires our community to gather and grow healthy food in ways that rehabilitates our local ecosystems while increasing equal access to food.

Wahls Protocol Garden

The Wahls Protocol is a vegetable-rich diet that keeps bodies functioning at their best and heals chronic conditions.

Our classes, tours and publications will help you grow wellness in your nutrient-dense, low-maintenance garden.