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Phase 2 Expansion Approved by Austin City Council

Phase 2 Expansion Approved by Austin City Council

      Volunteers and community members give input on expansion design ideas The City Council voted to pass our resolution for the expansion of the food forest. Community Impact Newsletter quoted Council Member Renteria saying, “This expansion is going...

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Phase 2 Expansion Approved by Austin City Council

Phase 2 Expansion Approved by Austin City Council

      Volunteers and community members give input on expansion design ideas The City Council voted to pass our resolution for the expansion of the food forest. Community Impact Newsletter quoted Council Member Renteria saying, “This expansion is going...

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...

Interpretive signage is on its way!

Interpretive signage is on its way!

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...

Lambsquarter is about to seed

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...

Vote now for our SXSW Panel

Vote now for our SXSW Panel

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

Tinkergarden at the Food Forest

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...

Earth Day Again! Sunday April 29th

Earth Day Again! Sunday April 29th

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...

Mark your calendars! Food Forest FUN-Raiser, Dec. 1st!

Mark your calendars! Food Forest FUN-Raiser, Dec. 1st!

Come on out, y'all! More details will be coming out very soon, but for now mark your calendars and plan to join us for the Festival Beach Food Forest FUN-Raiser on December 1st, at a private residence less than a mile from the food forest: For questions or offerings...

Food Forest on Mothering Earth

Food Forest on Mothering Earth

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...

Saturday Design Expo & Community Potluck

Saturday Design Expo & Community Potluck

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...

Meet the Interns!

Meet the Interns!

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....

FBFF on Shades of Green Talk Radio

FBFF on Shades of Green Talk Radio

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...

World Rainforest Day

World Rainforest Day

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...

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