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Food Forest on Mothering Earth

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The Festival Beach Food Forest is featured on the Mothering Earth podcast this month. Mothering Earth spotlights sustainable living practices, with topics ranging from transportation to permaculture to urban gardening. Their GardenTOAD website offers information for experienced and novice gardeners alike, including tips and tricks to start and sustain your own organic garden. Learn more […]

Saturday Design Expo & Community Potluck

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Join us for an evening of food, community, and visionary conversation about the design and growth of the Festival Beach Food Forest. When: Saturday, August 5 at 6 PM – 9 PM Where: Festival Beach Food Forest – 25 1/2 Waller St, Austin, Texas 78702 What to bring: The entire family, a dish to share (if not there will be […]

Meet the Interns!

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Hey there, We are Estelle and Anthony, the French interns. We are both studying landscape engineering in the North of France in the College of Agriculture (ISA, Lille, France). Anthony is 26 and he works in a famous French landscape company as a site supervisor. Estelle is 23 and she works in a town planning […]

FBFF on Shades of Green Talk Radio

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Check out food forest board members Jonathan Barona and Christopher Sanchez talk about the food forest and alternative food production today (Thursday, June 29) at 1pm on Shades of Green Talk Radio KOOP radio 91.7! From Shades of Green: Join us today at 1PM on KOOP Radio 91.7FM and streaming at www.koop.org! To join the […]

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 role 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 […]

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 […]