Learn how you can turn that lifeless soil into an abundant food forest!
Join Alissa and Jonathan from Festival Beach Food Forest for a presentation about permaculture and how to change a landscape into an abundant food forest. Forest gardening draws on the indigenous wisdom of our ancestors with the primary goal of increasing biodiversity and enriching the soil. Festival Beach Food Forest is a non-profit organization that helps maintain a seven layer food forest, open to all, in the heart of the city. Its mission is to grow edible forest gardens on public lands to nourish, educate and inspire. Refresh yourself with juice courtesy of JuiceLand while you learn about permaculture! More info
October 14th — Free Permaculture Workshop! Plus lunch and volunteer day
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Taelor Monroe from the Austin Permaculture Guild will be guiding us through basics of permaculture and food forests, and will explore how permaculture concepts can be used to increase sustainability in agriculture with Michelle Akindiya from Farmshare Austin. Then, see how the Festival Beach Food Forest is putting permaculture design techniques into action in a hands-on work session!
The workshop is FREE but please consider a donation of $10 – $20 to help further the missions of the Festival Beach Food Forest, Austin Permaculture Guild, and Farmshare Austin. We are working on gathering donations for coffee/breakfast snacks and lunch.
October 21st — Arbor Day Festival
9 AM – 2 PM at the Austin Nature & Science Center
Come visit our table at the Austin Arbor Day Festival!
November 4th – It’s My Park Day
One of our favorite events of the year! Join us for a FBFF Planting and Picnic Party, 9 AM to 2 PM. We’ll spend the morning adding new plants to the food forest and doing overall site improvement, and then we’ll hang around for food and community celebrations until 2PM.
2nd Saturday Volunteer Site Maintenance Day
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
At the 2nd Saturday Volunteer Site Maintenance Day (and every 2nd Saturday of the month), we focus on mulching, weeding, and educating 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 food sovereignty, growing food locally, medicinal qualities of plants, and more.
Have an event you’d be interested in doing? Contact us.