Backyard Abundance

Services


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

 

Mission


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

Donate to our shared mission and receive tax benefits.
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Membership


Members

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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Featured


Wetherby Edible Forest
Learn about Iowa City's public food forest

Edible Agroforestry
Edible Agroforestry Design Templates
Edible agroforestry practices: shady forest, windbreak, homestead orchard and more.
View Edible Agroforestry Designs (pdf)

 

Upcoming Events


ICCSD Board Candidate Forum
9/1/2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Green Drinks
9/10/2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

9/11 Day of Service at Wetherby Park
9/11/2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Local Food Fair
9/16/2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Culinary Walk
9/17/2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Farm to School Farmer Fair at Kids Day
9/19/2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Share the Harvest Dinner
9/20/2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Edible Outdoors: Foraging
9/26/2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Green Drinks
10/8/2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Under a Cider Moon Fundraiser
10/24/2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Edible Outdoors: Cooking
11/7/2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM