Future Plans

We’re expanding!

Thank you for your interest in the Festival Beach Food Forest! We’d like to dig right into the newest part of our soil and that is the recently approved grant to expand our food forest to roughly 4 acres. For the next year, our core team will be focused on creating a conversation within the community to advise us on the ways you’d like to see Festival Beach Food Forest grow. The Rebekah Baines Johnson Senior and Disabled Center (RBJ), which is located just next door to the food forest, is also going through a major expansion. We aim to provide an incredible respite for those residents; to nurture the relationships with our seniors and neighbors; and to proudly tell the story of the “old growth trees” of the diverse East Austin community, past and present, that give this area its rich soil and unique soul.

Watch this short video to learn more: 

Here’s how you can participate: 

– Join us for “listening sessions”

We will be hosting listening sessions for the community to help us sow seeds of creativity and cooperative land stewardship together. Here are some opportunities to participate:

Rooting & Blooming Tour with Plant Walk + Tea Tasting or Medicinal Demo
9am – 11:30am, the first-Saturday of every month
REGISTER HERE

Second Saturday Volunteer Workday
9am – Noon, the second-Saturday of every month
REGISTER HERE

Can’t make it to any of those sessions? Reach out to us for a virtual or private Listening Session at contact@festivalbeach.org

– Give us your input online with this Survey

– Become a Community Advisor-  reach out to us at contact@festivalbeach.org

Learn more here and share our paid fellowship opportunity.

 

We hope to see or hear from you soon, as we continue Rooting and Blooming with our vibrant community!

Special thanks to Urban Forestry for their generous funding of this effort!