Community Workday Saturday September 9, 2017: Come One, Come All

Hello gardeners,

Our next workday is this Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Come out early and beat the heat! We need lots of help restoring the garden from Hurricane Harvey damage!

Tasks for the workday 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.

Will we have free snacks and drinks. All ages are welcome. No gardening experience is needed.

To sign up for future community workdays and other Garden events, click here!

See you on Saturday!

Festival Beach March Workday and Plant Sale: Saturday March 11, 2017

Please plan on joining fellow gardeners for this month’s Workday. Projects include:

-take apart a raised bed

-weed/clean up other raised beds and compost

-weed and mulch wildlife habitat areas

-weed and compost asparagus beds

-help herb team weed paths and beds

As an additional treat, join Herbalist Ginger Webb to learn about the medicinal use of plants from 9:30-10:30am.

The plant sale will be from 9-noon selling tomatoes, herbs and greens.

We will also have some recruiting efforts for open gardening leadership positions.

See you tomorrow at Festival Beach!


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.