Event: East Feast 2022 Launch Party-Saturday, January 31

19 Jan

We are ready to launch!

On August 28th, 2014, the city council unanimously approved the first phase of The Festival Beach Food Forest- WHOOT! We will start the pilot on 2/3rd of an acre but ultimately it will grow to a 2-acre fence-free edible Eden on our public park land, where all are welcome to learn about food forestry and experience the beauty of an edible oasis in the heart of Austin.  In celebration of our groundbreaking, we are hosting a KICK OFF BENEFIT PARTY, here’s the details: Festival Beach Food Forest Launch Party Where: YardFarm, 7204 Shelton Road, Austin, TX 78725 Date: January 31st, 2015  Time: 4pm-11pm  This family-friendly event offers fun for all. The Festival Beach Food Forest will also be honored with a generous financial gift from Les Dames D’Escoffier. How exciting is that?!

Pie Walk and other activities

There will be a deliciously decadent Pie Showcase including a Pie Auction and Pie Walk with featured pies from community partners. If you’d like to contribute a Pie and/or your group would like a table at the event please get in touch! Throughout the day and evening there will be community leaders speaking about the benefits of the food forest, fire spinners, a silent auction, plant-inspired activities, dancing and plenty of bonfires. Bring your s’more fixins!

Live Music line up and presentations: 

4:15  Full Moon Harvest

5:00  Honey Punch

5:45  Welcome & Food Forest Presentation

6:00  The Lost Pines

6:40  WireTree

7:15  HipHop Set – DJ MC, Super Smash Bros, DJ Pillow Helmet – 60 min

8:15  Local leader and Food Forest discussion

8:30  Los Texas Wranglers

9:15  Graham Wilkinson

10:10 Food Forest presentation

10:00 Minor Mishap Marching Band

Food and Drink 

Several local growers and farms are pulling together a feast with fresh veggies and other taco fixins’. Dessert from Little Lucy’s from 6-9pm and beverages by Meridian Hive, East Ciders, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Silent Auction 

There will also be a silent auction with donations from local businesses such as Gold’s Gym, Compost Peddlers, Coffee Sock, Growler Domestic, Austin Beer Garden Brewery and more!

Donate now by purchasing a ticket!

To buy EARLY BIRD tickets for a donation of $20 (which includes food, drink and access to the event) go to:


For more information find FBFF online:      https://www.facebook.com/EastFeast/events/facebook.com/eastfeast

Twitter: @eastfeast2022     http://festivalbeachfoodforest.weebly.com/contact.html

See you there!

The Beauty of Water in The Festival Beach Garden-January 2015

2 Jan

Thankful for this beauty during the shortest days of the year!image image image

Winter Soltice – A Great Celebration

22 Dec

Many thanks to the organizers!FBCG_WinterSoltice_122114_03 FBCG_WinterSoltice_122114_02 FBCG_WinterSoltice_122114_01

16 Dec

Travis County Recommended Planting Schedule

Event: Winter Solstice Party: Sunday, December 21, 2014, 4-7pm

15 Dec


Come to solstice party this Sunday December 21 from 4-7.  We will make a solstice spiral to welcome in the light, sing Christmas songs, and have a potluck.

If anyone can contribute their talents of singing, performance, fire building, bringing your favorite dish or treat, plants or seeds to share. Or just bringing yourself would be awesome.

Bring your instruments, or food to grill and Byobeverage. You can RSVP on face book or send me an email to let me know if you know anyone who wants to entertain us. Thanks. Mary K Kraemer




(512) 944-0200

Festival Beach Monthly Community Work Day 121314

15 Dec

Many hands made light work! A full day with a friendly duel and asparagus.FBCG_WorkDay_121314_04 FBCG_WorkDay_121314_03 FBCG_WorkDay_121314_02 FBCG_WorkDay_121314_01

Press: edible Austin November/December 2014

24 Nov

A heartwarming article about refugees adjusting to a new home, an unfamiliar culture and a new language…and the importance of planting seeds in the community. edibleGARDENS-Turning a New Leaf by Elizabeth Winslow


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