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World Rainforest Day

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The Festival Beach Food Forest is a way of reconnecting the Austin community to the natural world and specifically the important roll trees and forests play on our planet. With that in mind we our proud to support Rainforest Partnership in launching World Rainforest Day. Please read the blog below by Rainforest Partnership executive director […]

Saturday Volunteers Needed

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This weekend is our 2nd-Saturday Volunteer Day! We will focus on mulching, weeding, plant-care, and education for our volunteers. If you want to learn about healthy soil creation and forest gardening this is a great way to get hands on experience. We welcome all volunteers who want to be part of a community interested in […]

Gratitude and Momentum!

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Gratitude and momentum Wow, what a display of community love, abundance and momentum at our second annual Spring Feast and FUNdraiser! Thanks to all that showed up and participated! Whether you missed the party or made it, we appreciate all of the ways you support this people-powered initiative and we’re excited to continue to connect, […]

Spring Feast and FUNdraiser

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We need your help! We need to raise a $15,000 cash-match so that the Neighborhood Partnering Program will release the $65,000 grant they awarded us. Every little bit helps- $3 or $100 or $10,000, any amount is appreciated.  Our community is huge and if everyone we know (like you!) who cares about the Food Forest- about tranquility, edible landscapes and […]

The City sent us a VALENTINE!

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  Woo hoo! We were just awarded a Neighborhood Partners Program Grant from the City which means that we partner with the City to get a whole bunch of signage, benches and granite trails put in at the food forest! We have to raise roughly $15,000 in cash and donate a whole bunch of volunteer time […]

Holiday Hello from the Festival Beach Food Forest

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Happy Holiday Update Good day Festival Beach Food Forest supporters. During this holiday season FBFF would like to send a big hug and well wishes to all of our supporters. Austin’s first public food forest on public park land would not have happened without the support from every single one of you. Earthworks and Workday […]

Tree Planting and Groundbreaking Picnic!

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  Our vision to create a center for connection, growth and celebration at the edge of the Holly Shores/ Edward Rendon Sr. Park at Festival Beach is finally coming to fruition! (Yes, that’s how you spell fruition, with fruit in it). Fruit and nut trees will be planted in about a week and a half after the […]

Trick or Treat? No trick- We’ve broken ground!

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Announcing our first baby berm coming into the world on October 29th 2015. 500lbs, 25oz. We are delighted to announce A BIG TREAT for Halloween 2015- the berms and swales will get some diaper changing! Join us on Saturday October 31st and November 1st for FBFF’s first PERMABLITZ from 9am until about 4pm for the maturation of […]