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
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.
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:
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