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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Edible Landscaping
See 7 edible landscape designs.
View Edible Landscaping Plans (pdf)

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

Moonlight Ski and S'mores
1/30/2015 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Local Foods at the County Farm
2/7/2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Green Drinks
2/12/2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Food Chain Summit
2/14/2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Winter Gardening Fair
2/21/2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Henry County Master Gardener Symposium
3/7/2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Green Drinks
3/12/2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Fruit Tree Grafting Class
4/4/2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Green Drinks
4/9/2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Orchard Crops Establishment and Management
4/11/2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Backyard Abundance Plant Sale
4/25/2015 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Shrub Planting Party
4/26/2015 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM