Backyard Abundance, Shelter House, AmeriCorps, and the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department encourage Iowa City residents to join in a “9/11 Day of Service” event they are hosting from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Wetherby Park Edible Forest on Friday, Sept. 11. The Edible Forest is located at 2400 Taylor Drive. Volunteers will help with light weeding and learn about the edible forest and the foods growing there. Refreshments will be provided.

Participants will also be given comfrey rootlets to take home. Comfrey is an herb that is widely used as a fertilizer or compost activator in organic gardening, and is also an ingredient in many natural remedies.

For more information, visit or contact Fred Meyer, Backyard Abundance Director, at 319-325-6810 or

Date of publication

Tuesday, September 08, 2015