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


Edible Landscaping
See 7 edible landscape designs.
View the Polyculture Planting Guide (pdf)

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

 

Upcoming Events


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

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

Summer Harvest Party
8/24/2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Heirloom Tomato Tasting
8/24/2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Building and Using a Solar Dehydrator
8/25/2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 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

Backyard Forest Field Day
9/20/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tour a Food Forest
9/20/2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Nite Flix Film Screening
9/26/2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Herbal Classes
9/28/2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM