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Festival Beach Food Forest
Festival Beach Food Forest
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21 Waller Street, Austin, Texas, US
Climate zone:
Sub tropical

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Festival Beach Food Forest

Project Type

Urban, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

The heart of the East Feast 2022 vision is to create Austin's first public food forest in Festival Beach Park. It will be the Festival Beach Food Forest.

Project Description

East Feast 2022 connects diverse neighbors and resources, grows food and community, and celebrates the power of neighbors rooted in our land and our history to create a healthy future for all.  Supported by a network of community resources, we learn and experiment together to create new relationships with each other and our land, water, and wildlife. The East Feast vision has taken root in the hearts and minds of diverse neighbors within and outside the surrounding neighborhoods and has turned into a movement that unites many long‐term neighbors with newer ones, green thumbs with social activists, and more.  At the heart of this movement is a plan to establish Austin’s first public food forest in Festival Beach Park, as a way to protect and enhance the natural beauty, tranquility, and ecological health of the parkland, while also making fresh fruit and vegetables part of the daily experience of neighbors and visitors enjoying the parkland.


Fundraiser Kickoff Party on January 31st

Fundraising for the Festival Beach Food Forest project is kicking off with a benefit party. Event includes a silent auction, a pie walk, live music, and the launch of an Indiegogo campaign.

Posted over 9 years ago (0 comments)

Austin City Council Approves Edible Landscaping on Public Parkland

The Austin City Council unanimously passed an amended version of the Holly Shores Master Plan on the evening of August 28th, which includes Phase One (<1 acre) of the Festival Beach Food Forest!

Posted over 9 years ago (1 comments)

Austin Food Forest Receives National Press

Thanks to Steve Holt, writer for TakePart.com, for the nice article about the food forest project.

Posted about 10 years ago (0 comments)

Festival Beach Food Forest article in the Austin Chronicle

We are excited to announce that the Festival Beach Food Forest project team was interviewed for an article in the latest edition of the Austin Chronicle! Check it out here: http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2014-02-14/the-way-of-the-food-forest/

Posted over 10 years ago (0 comments)

2nd Annual East Feast Gathering/Potluck

Potluck Celebration at Festival Beach Community Garden

Posted over 10 years ago (0 comments)
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