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Veggie Gardening for Health and Fun

  • Details

  • 5/18/19
  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • $22 – $27
  • Ages 16+
  • Categories

  • Outdoor

Event Description

Green your thumb, improve your wellness and beautify your garden during these fun, hands-on classes on Saturday mornings in downtown Iowa City.

You will take home all the knowledge, publications, seeds and inspiring ideas needed to successfully and enjoyably grow vegetables and herbs in your own garden.

Learn to help plants thrive, produce high yields and reduce maintenance chores through proper seed starting, bed layout, soil preparation, mulching, composting and companion planting.

Only organic methods of weed and pest management will be learned; no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers will be used.

Participants of any experience level are invited.

Yummy snacks generously provided by New Pioneer Co-op.

Please register soon: The classes are limited to 30 people and are expected to fill quickly.


Saturdays: 9:30 am - 11:30 am.

May 18: Gardening for Health and Fun

Learn to design and establish a nutrient-dense Wahls Protocol® garden that will provide you and your family with nourishing food. Learn about the many health benefits of getting your hands dirty.

June 8: Container Gardening

Successfully grow mixes of vegetables and herbs in conventional and whimsical pots.

July 13: Eat Your Greens (and Weeds)

Harvest the bounty of late spring greens. Sample nutritious, yummy green drinks made from the cultivated and wild greens and go home with smoothie recipes.

August 10: Composting and Fertilizing

Understand plant nutrient needs. Create a compost pile and brew nutrient-rich compost tea. Start an indoor vermicomposting (worm) bin.


Register for all 7 classes:

Fee for all classes: $115

You save $5.50 per class.


Fee for individual classes: $22

May 18: Gardening for Health and Fun


We meet at the Edible Classroom on the south side of the Robert A Lee Community Center, 220 South Gilbert Street.


Taught by Fred Meyer, master gardener and permaculture designer at Backyard Abundance, and Jennifer Kardos, horticultural therapist and health coach.

Hosted by Backyard Abundance in collaboration with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department.