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FBCG: It’s My Park Day Saturday, March 4, 2017 9-12 Register Today!

Ready to be part of a city wide effort to maintain our city’s parks? For the 15th year, Austin Parks Foundation is hosting It’s My Park Day on Saturday March 4th. As part of this great event, we’re hosting a park project at Festival Beach Community Garden from 9 am to 12 pm. We’ll be working on path maintenance, removing invasives, and mulching trees and we need your help!  Volunteer registration is open and we’d love for you to join us. Register online today at GivePulse.  You must register online in order to receive a free t-shirt and other goodies.  Plus, we’ll have coffee from Texas Coffee Traders and snacks from Wheatsville!   Spend a lovely Saturday morning in the garden plus you’ll get your work hours in and meet new people.



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

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.

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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
Honey Punch
Nicolas Azlon

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

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

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!
Workday Coordinator
Festival Beach Community Garden
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Festival Beach Workday: Saturday, July 9, 8-11am

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.


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

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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