Festival Beach Workday: Saturday, July 9, 8-11am

5 Jul

The next workday is this Saturday with the Outreach/Education Team. Tasks include:

  • mowing around habitat areas (prior to the workday)
  • weeding
  • pruning
  • mulching

Work will be done in the perennial and asparagus beds. Please bring paper yard bags to help dispose of stickers and nut grass.

All volunteers need to wear long sleeves (thin/breatheable), closed toe shoes and a hat and bring a water bottle.

A word from the Compost Team: All weeds, EXCEPT STICKERS AND NUT GRASS, go on the weed compost pile north of the shed. Please put weeds on top of the pile, rather than on the outside edges. This helps keep the pile from sprawling outwards. Thanks.

 

City of Austin PARD and FBCG Make the Garden Accessible, for All-May 2016

6 Jun

 

With labor provided by the City of Austin PARD, and funding by FBCG, we were able to pave and improve the accessibility to a gardening bed in section A. A special thank you to all and also to Felix Padron, the construction chief for PARD.

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Remaining Festival Beach Workdays 2016

6 Jun

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Mark your calendars for the following fun, fun workdays!

  June 11 -Habitat

  July 9  – Outreach/ Education

  August 13 – Site Management

  September  10- Rain Garden/ Swale & Perennial Beds

  October 8 -Grape and Berries

  November 12  -Accessibility

  December  10 – Orientation

Reminder: Green Teens and their Cameras-Photography Showcase Thursday, May 19, 2016 5-7pm

17 May

The Green Teens have had a wonderful year exploring the outdoors. While hiking, fishing, rock climbing, and gardening at Festival Beach Community Garden, students captured the moments with digital cameras. By placing a camera in the hands of students, a beautiful surprise emerged – their natural photographic eyes were awakened. We now have a large collection of compelling nature photographs. The photos will be exhibited at our Keep Austin Beautiful office.

To commemorate the exhibit, we are hosting a reception at our Keep Austin Beautiful office. I would like to personally invite you to join us, Green Teens, and their families to view first-hand the nature-inspired and technology-powered exhibit.

I am extremely proud of the Martin Green Teens in particular and their work with the cameras. A large part of the exhibit will be photos taken by Martin Middle School Green Teens and many of their photos were taken at Festival Beach Community Garden! I know they will be so excited to share their work with you.

Green Teens Photography Showcase

Thursday, May 19th – 5:00 – 7:00PM

Keep Austin Beautiful office – 55 North I-35, Suite 215, 78702 

 

Alecia Casper

Education Programs Coordinator

Keep Austin Beautiful

55 N I-35, #215

Austin, TX 78702

512.391.0617 x709 – Office

512.627.0732 – Cell

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Festival Beach Gardening with Children

16 May

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/gardening-for-children

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FBCG May Workday 5/14/16 A Success!

16 May

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Reminder: Festival Beach Workday and General Membership meeting is Saturday, May 14, 2016 8am

13 May

Hello Gardeners! We will be having our regularly scheduled workday this coming Saturday, May 14 from 8am until 10am. At 10am we will begin our All Gardeners Meeting. Gardeners will receive 1 hour work credit for attending the 10am meeting, in addition to any credits earned before 10am.

At the 10am meeting there will be music, poetry by Thom World Poet, food and fellowship, as well as the election of a brand new FBCG Steering Council and approval of new bilaws (festivalbeachgarden.org > Rules & Regs >Bi-Laws dated 2/2016).

The current nominations include: 

Facilitator:  Regina Mitchell

Treasurer:  Will Dibrell

Secretary:   Shannon Montgomery

Site Manager:  Julio Perez

Outreach/Education:   Esteban Olave

Communication/Technology:  Frank Burns

Membership/Orientation:  Alexandra Castenada

Fundraising/Grants:  Katie Falgoust

Stewardship Team Liaisons (3 positions) Sylvia Marroquin, Farah Rivera, David Duhon , Joy Ruth

Bring your family and lawn chairs. See you Saturday morning. To RSVP or ask for more information, contact Glenn Scott at glenns1048@yahoo.com or by phone 512-657-0184.

 

 

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