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Lambsquarter is about to seed

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It’s almost time for Lamb’s Quarter (Chenopodium album) prolific production of protein and mineral-rich seeds. The seeds are tiny and usually coated with a gritty pollen. Once rinsed with water and dried they can be used similar to quinoa or ground into flour. Learn more about Lamb’s Quarter along with hundreds of other plants at […]

Vote now for our SXSW Panel

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Food deserts are a real challenge in many US cities. Help us spread the word during SXSW and highlight some innovative projects like the Festival Beach Food Forest helping to address this issuehttps://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/101553… Community Voting: Aug 5 – Aug 23

Earth Day Again! Sunday April 29th

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So in Austin Texas we get two Earth Day celebrations. The big event was rescheduled for this Sunday April 29th due to rain. Come out and get freshly harvested herb bundles from our burgeoning crop!  We’ll be there from 12-7pm at Huston Tillotson University. Earth Day ATX is the largest sustainability event in Central Texas […]

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 […]

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 […]