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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.

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UT and St. Edwards-APO Volunteers Brighten FBCG – April 18, 2015

14 May

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The University of Texas and St. Edward’s Service Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega (APO), in concert with the Serafina Organization, helps at Festival Beach and then takes vegetables from the communal plot and supplements the RBJ pantry, next door. These valued volunteers weeded, composted and planted okra, peppers, watermelon, basil and squash. Hats off to APO!

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:

Twitter: @eastfeast2022

See you there!

Winter Soltice – A Great Celebration

22 Dec

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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

Fighting Hunger-UT’s Omega Delta Phi Volunteers in the Swale Area – November 22, 2014

24 Nov

Omega Delta Phi Volunteers combatted hunger through harvesting, washing and bagging produce from Festival Beach Community Garden. The fresh vegetables were then donated to the RBJ Center.



Press: Austin Chronicle: The Way of the “Food Forest” 2/14/2014

11 Nov

The Way of the ‘Food Forest’

Locavores planting seeds for the next phase of urban agriculture
By Anna Toon