Community Edible Forest Gardening

Sunday, September 09 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM [CST]

2400 Taylor Drive, Iowa City, IA, 52240, United States

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Sunday, September 09 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM [CST]

Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Drive, Iowa City, IA, 52240, United States.

Join your fellow neighbors anytime between 1 - 3 pm to help prepare the Wetherby Edible Forest for more free edibles.

Food security is an important issue for every community and the Wetherby Edible Forest aims to secure access to food for everyone, while fostering a healthy ecological system that supports monarchs, honeybees and other desired insects.


Tasty food and refreshments will be provided along with fun tours.

Free veggie, herb and flower seeds will be available from New Pioneer Co-op and Earl May Garden Center.

Learn to identify and collect native prairie seeds for your monarch garden.

Bring bowls and harvest aronia berries, elderberries and culinary herbs.

Publications about creating habitat for desired insects will be available.


Join your fellow neighbors anytime between 10 am and noon.

Volunteer activities include:

  • Weeding: Pull a few weeds to keep the edibles healthy.
  • Edging: Place edging and flagstones to define pathways.


Please bring...

  • Comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Gloves (leather ones, if you have them).
  • Containers for seeds and berries.
  • Gardening tools: Hoes, steel rakes, wheel barrows, shovels, trowels.


This project would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of materials and funds.

  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church: Wonderful volunteers!
  • Rockwell Collins:
  • Iowa City Parks and Recreation:
  • Iowa Department of Agriculture:
  • New Pioneer:
  • Earl May Garden Center.

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

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