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April 2020 COVID-19 Update

  The world is a little different now right? … and we are still growing together… Herbal Fun at Home! When parks open again, feel free to come harvest some lemon balm. It makes a lovely tea, hot or cold! It has many health benefits, including being an antiviral. Not a bad thing to have […]

Interpretive signage is on its way!

Draft Signage

We are excited that in 2020 interpretive signage will be installed on site giving people visiting the food forest a better understanding of harvesting principles, our ecosystem and the care and design of the food forest.  Many thanks the City of Austin Public Works- Neighborhood Partnering Program and to the COA Parks and Recreation Department […]

Lambsquarter is about to seed


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 issue… Community Voting: Aug 5 – Aug 23

Tinkergarden at the Food Forest


Festival Beach Food Forest is now hosting Tinkergarten classes with Austin Permaculture Guild’s Taelor Monroe! Tinkergarten connects families with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun outdoors! Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday morning with free trial classes starting in […]

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 […]