Our Mission:

Our Mission: To enable individuals and communities to take an active part in the cultivation of systems that provide the highest quality fruits, vegetables, herbs and other yields, in a way that benefits themselves, cares for the land and environment, and provides a surplus to use, share and reinvest into the system.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Home Show Recap

What a great weekend to hide form the snow and visit a tropical retreat right here in Des Moines, Iowa.  The icy winds, wintery mix and snow were forgotten a bit as you entered Hy-Vee Hall.

As mentioned last week Abundant Design spent the week working with The Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity's ReStore on one of this year's Feature Gardens at the Home and Outdoor Living Show.

Abundant Design's "Fire pit" is always a hit at these events!
Our partnership created a Shipping Container BBQ Shack with moveable outdoor kitchen island, complete with an "herb spiral" close at hand...
Herb spirals are ingenious features that combine multiple growing zones or environments into a small area.  These structures are easily maintained, resilient and attractive.  The hardscape, often upcycled materials, helps hold aggressive herbs within their boundaries.  Positioned close to your kitchen, these specialty plantings provide the freshest herbs you can get! 

The gathering space had a tropical beach feel with bright colors, sand, tropical canna lilies and lemongrass. 

The water feature was a new addition missing from last year's show that provided the soothing sounds of running water, as well as a place to grow Chinese Water Chestnuts, and native wetland edibles like cattail and arrowhead.

Corner "food forest" with apple, serviceberry, currants and more along with a stepper path

Thanks to all the people who stopped and visited with us about the ReStore, Habitat for Humanity and Abundant Design.

Don't forget the Seed Exchange is right around the corner too!

RSVP early for all the updates and announcements!


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