Backyard

Stewardship

Initiative

 The Land and Water Stewards branch of Green Iowa AmeriCorps

has extended its services to include your backyard!

 

The team now provides services to create a vegetable and/or a pollinator garden in your yard. This service meets the needs of local, fresh produce in the Cedar Valley

Our services extend to pollinator gardens so we can feed our native ecosystem as well as ourselves.

 

We will meet you on your property to conduct an on-site assessment, and review your wishlist with you free of cost. By the end of this meeting, we will be able to provide a general plan for the space; including a layout for the garden, a timeline for completion, and a list of plants to be included if applicable. Currently, this service only extends through the Cedar Valley area, but with your support and interest we are planning on expanding to other areas throughout Iowa. 

Free assessment

We will meet you on your property to conduct an on-site assessment and review your wishlist free of cost. Fill out our quick application to receive your free site assessment and wishlist review.

Currently, we are only providing services in the Cedar Falls, Waterloo, and surrounding areas. We are hoping to expand to locations across the state soon!

Additional

Resources

Gardener's Supply Company - Design your site plan

                                                  - Garden for your Kitchen

                                                  - Vegetable Encyclopedia

Iowa Interactive Planting Map - Frost Dates 

Missouri Botanical Garden - Help for Home Gardeners 

Jewels of the Prairie - Prairie Bloom Dates 

Xerces Society - Pollinator Native Plants 

Contact Us

UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education
University of Northern Iowa
CEEE 109
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0293

Phone: (319) 273-7233

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