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It’s my Park Day 2019 at Festival Beach Community Garden

Come be a part of one the most rewarding days
at Festival Beach Community Garden!!
Sign up on Give Pulse here and tell a friend!
(Bonus you get a really cool T-Shirt with sign up)
 
Join community and garden members as we work to maintain the Festival Beach Community Garden!
Come on in and help us out from as early as 8am -1PM!
 
Tasks for this day include weeding and mulching the orchard, rain garden/ swale, communal vegetable area, habitat areas, and perennial beds, maintaining the accessible areas, and assisting in the compost area. No experience required, we’ve got something to do for every skill level!
 
Lots of friendly members will be around to assign and guide crews, and if you are not a member workdays are a great way to learn about the garden or explore joining.
 
All ages are welcome.
 
Please bring gloves (if you have them) and a water bottle and wear closed toed shoes.
 
It’s My Park Day – Lunch & Festivities
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The Festival Beach Community Garden and Food Forest volunteers are all invited to celebrate a successful It’s My Park Day! by having a lunch feast together in the food forest(right next door to the community garden). There will also be live music and festivities until 3:30 pm. Consider bringing a lawn chair or picnic blanket. Donations appreciated but not expected.
[For the gardeners/core folks] The meal is free and open to all volunteers! If you would like to donate food for the feast, drop it off in the food forest between 8:30 am – 12:15 pm. If you would like to donate funds, you can do so here or give cash in person. For questions or menu coordination, contact Aly Tharp at 469-879-9744 or alytharp@gmail.com to coordinate.
 
Again thanks for signing up to help beautify our community garden! Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!
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October Happenings

Sign up with the Give Pulse link ^^ so we can plan accordingly for water and snacks.
We would love someone to step up and help lead this Workday, please email us and let us know if you can help!
Steering Council Meeting:
Next Meeting ** Wednesday  October 9th –  Time: 6:30 – 8pm –  Time: 6:30 – 8pm
Please try to make this one, attendance has been low the past few months.
Send over any items you wish to add to the agenda.

Steering Council Meetings are every month at Austin Public Library, Terrazas Branch, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St.

 
October Hump Day Happy Hour
Wednesday Oct. 16th 6:30-8:30PM
Come for the whole 2 hours or pop in just to say hi after you check in on your plot. Join us and help the FBCG Community GROW!

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Volunteer Treasurer Position Opening

 

We are looking to fill  the Treasurer Position for the Festival Beach Garden as soon as possible.

This person should have some knowledge of Quick Books and we are willing to train as well.

If you are interested in the position please email us at:

Sari@sustainablefoodcenter.org 

 

 

Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining the membership list and the all-members e-mail list, collecting annual contracts, maintaining a data base of plot assignments, collecting plot fees and payments in lieu of work hours, notifying gardeners about non-payments, receiving money from fund raising projects, keeping financial records, preparing monthly financial statements and preparing  an annual budget. The Treasurer or Steering Council Facilitator shall serve as the SFC Garden Liaison.

We hope to hear from you soon!

 

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New Member Orientation March 27th

 

Come one, come ALL!
Festival Beach Community Garden is hosting an Open Orientation on Wednesday March 27th at 5:30pm. ***We are looking for people who would like to not only grow food but be involved with our community and make this garden the best it can be!

Plot rentals are given on a first come first serve basis. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Garden Rules first. Gardening is fun and rewarding but requires hard work and commitment. Plot sizes are approximately 10′ x 20′ and are limited to one per household. If you do not think you will have the time or energy, consider sharing a plot with a friend or neighbor!

Requirements

To be eligible you must first fill out the following forms:

Please bring a check or plan to pay for your plot fee on line – $50 for 2019

 

We hope you can join us!

Email: orientation@festivalbeachgarden.org with any questions.

 

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New Member Orientation February 27th

 

Come one, come ALL!
Festival Beach Community Garden is hosting an Open Orientation on Wednesday February 27th at 5:30pm. Help us spread the word!!

Festival Beach Community Garden

35 Waller Street, Austin, Texas 78702

Plot rentals are given on a first come first serve basis. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Garden Rules first. Gardening is fun and rewarding but requires hard work and commitment. Plot sizes are approximately 10′ x 20′ and are limited to one per household. If you do not think you will have the time or energy, consider sharing a plot with a friend or neighbor!

Requirements

To be eligible you must first fill out the following forms:

Please bring a check or plan to pay for your plot fee on line – $50 for 2019

 

We hope you can join us!

Email: orientation@festivalbeachgarden.org with any questions.

 

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It’s My Park Day Spring 2019 at Festival Beach Community Garden

 

 

 

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Festival Beach Community Garden 

With all the development happening in the city, we want to provide habitat spaces in our garden. With your help we will be creating a healthy ecological environment we all can be happy to live in. Please come out and join us create a space that we deserve.
Please wear close toed shoes, hat, and long sleeve shirts so you do not get any reaction to dirt or plants materials.
We will provide gloves and water but encourage you to bring your own water bottle.

RSVP on Facebook
Sign up on Give Pulse
Free T-shirt when you sign up!
Here’s what we’ve got planned:
  • Cleaning and mulching large tree in the garden
  • Weeding and mulching Orchard fruit trees.
  • Weeding, amending soil for preparation of spring planting.
  • Clearing, trimming and planting native plants in our Filtration Swales.
  • Preparing our Rain Garden for with pollinating flower to attract bees and butterfly.
  • Mulching pathways in our Communal Garden.
  • Planting new Asparagus Crowns.
  • Painting table and chairs.
  • Removal of some trash and small branches / sticks.

We will end our event with some food(pot Luck) and non-alcoholic beverages and with new friends.

 

 

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New Garden Member Orientation January 30th

 

Come one, come ALL!
Festival Beach Community Garden is hosting an Open Orientation on Wednesday January 30th at 5:30pm. Help us spread the word!!

Festival Beach Community Garden

35 Waller Street, Austin, Texas 78702

Plot rentals are given on a first come first serve basis. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Garden Rules first. Gardening is fun and rewarding but requires hard work and commitment. Plot sizes are approximately 10′ x 20′ and are limited to one per household. If you do not think you will have the time or energy, consider sharing a plot with a friend or neighbor!

Requirements

To be eligible you must first fill out the following forms:

Please bring a check or plan to pay for your plot fee on line – $50 for 2019

 

We hope you can join us!

Email: orientation@festivalbeachgarden.org with any questions.