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!

Event: East Feast Launch Party-Saturday, January 31

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!

Event: March Work Day and Plant Sale! Saturday, March 8, 2014


Fellow gardeners,

This Saturday is our monthly workday. We are also holding a plant sale. We will focus most of our attention on keeping the garden tidy for our guests and assisting in the sale. We will, however, have a few tasks to complete.

We are also asking for help on Wednesday and Friday in preparation for the plant sale. If you are available and want to get your work hours in, we are mowing and cleaning and hauling trash. Please reply directly to me if you are interested.

Thanks and see you in the garden.
Paul Drown
Compost Team
Site Management

Event: Monthly Workday-Saturday, February 8, 2014-A Great Success!

FBCG Workday 1 2/8/14

FBCG Workday 2 2/8/14

FBCG Workday 3 2/8/14

FBCG Workday 4 2/8/14

FBCG Workday 5 2/8/14

FBCG Workday 6 2/8/14

The workdays are a great way to help maintain the common areas, learn new things, meet your work hours requirement, and get to know fellow gardeners.
There are many projects to work on including:
• Moving a pile of bamboo and logs so a bobcat can enter
• With the use of a bobcat, prepping for development of a rain garden
• Weeding and mulching swale, especially newly planted items
• Transplanting some larkspur along the inside banks of the swale
• Harvesting compost
• Planting the perennial area under the peach tree
• Mulching and pruning perennial beds along the main path
• Composting asparagus beds near section A and mulching perimeter
• Mulching other wildlife habitat areas and weeding perimeters
• Transplanting native grasses

Workday Coordinator