Build a Toad House

Saturday, August 07 2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM [CDT]

1858 7th Avenue Court, Iowa City, IA, 52240, United States

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Saturday, August 07 2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM [CDT]

James Alan McPherson Park (Formerly Creekside), 1858 7th Avenue Court, Iowa City, IA, 52240, United States.

Make friends with toads and watch your garden flourish.

During this class, you will learn how toads perform helpful chores in your landscape and what you can do to create an inviting habitat for them. Simple houses will be constructed and elaborate ones will be discussed.

See fun examples of toad houses.

Yummy snacks are generously provided by New Pioneer Co-op.

Masks are optional for fully vaccinated people and 6' distancing is still recommended.

Fee: $5 per family (up to 4 people)

Backyard Abundance members can register for free. Learn about membership.

Please register soon: The class is limited to 20 families and it is expected to fill quickly.

We meet at the Creekside Park shelter, 1857 F Street, Iowa City.

Taught by Caitlin MacDougall, outdoor children’s educator and happy gardener. Caitlin’s years of gardening and outdoor activities with children will help you answer questions about helping your kiddos and plants thrive outside.

This class is part of the “Urban Bushcrafting for Families” series. Learn about all the classes.
• Grow Easy Fruits
• Grow Easy Vegetables and Herbs
• Forage Wild Edibles
• Grow Herbal Tea
• Build a Toad House
• Track Backyard Critters
• Easy Outdoor Cooking
• Grow Herbs in Turfgrass
• Grow Easy Pollinator Habitat

This program was created in conjunction with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department and is funded by the DNR Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of materials and funds.
• Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department:
• 100 Grannies:
• Earl May Garden Center:
• The Housing Fellowship:
• Master Gardeners of Johnson County:
• New Pioneer Food Co-op:
• #FeedABee:

Cancellation policy

We charge a small cancellation fee of $2.00 to cover online transaction charges. If you cannot attend, please cancel as soon as possible so others may attend in your place.

Backyard Abundance is an educational nonprofit that helps people create and experience environmentally-beneficial landscapes.

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