Festival Beach Workday: Saturday, November 5, 2016 and Pot Luck Party

3 Nov

Just reaching out to everyone to remind then that there is a going to be meet and greet as well as tours of the food forest, live music, and food in the afternoon following the work day.

I have been working with Liz and Ally to try to help set this up and one thing they have requested is any volunteers to help set up after the work day. It will be very easy including helping setting up a generator some beer and tables as well as working a table to represent the Festival Beach Community Garden. Times when they would need most assistance would be from 1 o’clock to 3 o’clock. And then for breakdown around sunset.

Please spread the word to anyone about this event as we want as many people to be there to help support the Food Forest as it celebrates its one-year anniversary.

Details
Url:   https://m.facebook.com/events/324111401284080?acontext=%7B“ref”%3A”98″%2C”action_history”%3A”null”%7D&aref=98

The Festival Beach Food Forest is a volunteer-managed, 3/4-acre edible landscape on public park land. Our mission is to grow edible forest gardens on public lands to nourish, educate, and inspire. We are nearing our one-year groundbreaking anniversary and need help to plant HUNDREDS of perennial plants throughout the food forest on It’s My Park Day. This park will create public access to free herbs, medicines and healthy foods for years to come. After planting, we’ll celebrate together with music, festivities and an East Feast potluck.

Here’s our tentative schedule for the day:
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Festival Beach Food Forest volunteering (RSVP here, esp if you want an It’s My Park Day T-shirt: https://givepul.se/4zady)
2:15 PM — Free guided tour of the food forest (English y Español)
2:30-3:00 PM — Intro Food Forest Stewards training** (Optional)
3:00 PM — EAST FEAST Festivities begin!

We’ll be having a POTLUCK party. Everyone is invited to bring a donation or something to share. There will be local libations and you can also BYOB. Suggested items to bring are: BBQ, watermelon, fruits / fruit salad, pastas, caseroles, salads, chips, salsas, dips. Food Forest folks are bringing the rice and beans.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MUSIC LINEUP: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Much 2 Much
Bluesqueezebox
Honey Punch
Nicolas Azlon
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The East Feast Potluck Party is brought to you by the Festival Beach Food Forest (FBFF) & Festival Beach Community Garden (FBCG)

** More info about the Intro Food Forest Stewards training: We need volunteers to help us water the new plantings every-other-day for the next three weeks. If you’d like to help and learn the basics of site maintenance and watering at the food forest, please join us for this 30-minute crash course. For questions &/or RSVP: message us by Facebook or at contact@festivalbeach.org
*** If you would like to set up a table for your organization, please let us know! Msg by Facebook or contact@festivalbeach.org

National Geographic Magazine: Can a Booming City Feed its People Sustainably? October 2016

3 Nov

So proud to see our garden highlighted!

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/urban-expeditions/austin/sustainable-innovative-food-growth-feeds-cities/

FBCG Workday This Saturday, October 8, 2016 8am-11am

7 Oct

Reminder: Workday Saturday October 8th, 8 am – 11 am

Hi garden members-

We have our monthly workday this Saturday October 8th from 8 am to 11 am.  We have a bunch of tasks to work on in our communal areas.  This is a great opportunity to meet fellow gardeners and volunteers, complete your work hours for the month, and support the garden by buying veggie transplants and perennials at the plant sale.
Thanks and hope to see you Saturday!
Katie
Workday Coordinator
Festival Beach Community Garden

FBCG Plant Sale this Saturday 9am-noon

5 Oct

Hey Fellow Gardeners, can’t miss our veggie plant sale this Saturday, October 8th at the garden! Tell your friends and neighbors to come along.

Facebook post:

https://www.facebook.com/ events/1766899596912210/

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