Backyard Abundance


Helping you and our community understand how landscapes can reflect deeply held environmental beliefs and values.
Experiential events that demonstrate how to design, manage and implement environmentally-beneficial landscapes.
Ecological designs for residences, businesses, schools, and acreages that provide habitat, grow food, and manage rain water.



Backyard Abundance is a nonprofit that helps people create beautiful, environmentally-beneficial landscapes that provide healthy food and habitat.

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Join a vibrant and engaged gardening community that learns from one another and receive these benefits:

  • Discounts on products and classes
  • Access to publications and landscape designs
  • Implementation assistance

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Backyard Chats Blog

Nicole introduces herself and the Sprouting Forth blog.

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Reflecting on the first community visioning meeting and plans for the edible forest at Wetherby Park.

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 We can take actions today that will be appreciated tomorrow.

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Free Food!
Use these "Pick Me!" signs to promote harvesting free food in your landscape.
Print the signs (pdf)

Wetherby Park Edible Forest
Learn about Iowa City's emerging public food forest.
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Upcoming Events

Big Natives, Small Yard Tour
8/2/2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Orchard Crops: Red Fern Farm Tour
8/9/2014 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Green Drinks
8/14/2014 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

March for Climate Action
8/19/2014 12:00 AM - 8/20/2014 12:00 AM

Fruit TreeKeeper Class
8/19/2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Create an Edible Landscape
8/23/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Forever GREEN Fun Fair
8/23/2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Herbal Classes
8/31/2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Swale Party
9/7/2014 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Green Drinks
9/11/2014 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM