Festival Beach Community Garden Leadership-We Need You!

Be alerted about the upcoming elections for FBCG leadership positions! Interested or want to nominate a leader? Please use the form below. Get completed forms in asap, but no later than the May 14 Festival Beach Workday. It takes a community to have a successful garden.

Help us build a stronger FB community garden!

We need your help to strengthen our volunteer communication and organization so we can build a bright future for our democratic, participatory community garden.

We Need You!

__Sign up to run for a position on our new Elected Steering Council

__Pledge to attend our first general members meeting Sat., May 14th

__Read our proposed new by-laws here to be voted on May 14th


Elections will be held at our general meeting right after the Sat., May 14th workday

Elected positions to choose from (Coming soon! find new by-laws & more detail on SC positions at our website festivalbeachgarden.org)

Steering Council Facilitator shall be responsible for scheduling and creating an agenda for monthly Steering Council meetings, as well as arranging for facilitation of the meetings;

Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining the membership list and the all-members e-mail list, collecting annual contracts, maintaining a data base of plot assignments, collecting plot fees, keeping financial records; 

Secretary shall take minutes of meetings and make them available to Steering Council;

Site Manager shall coordinate all aspects of caring for and maintaining the physical site; 

Outreach/Educational Liaison shall recruit new gardeners, coordinate outreach in the community, recruit volunteers, coordinate classes/education series with the library;

Communications/Technology Liaison shall maintain the garden website/calendar, email list/Google, manage social media;

Membership/Orientation Liaison shall maintain the garden waiting list, schedule orientations for rental of plots, assign garden plots, arrange payment plans or scholarships as needed, assist in obtaining signed yearly contracts, monitor abandoned plots;

Fundraising/Grants Liaison shall oversee fund raising events and seek out and apply for relevant grants;

Stewardship Team Liaisons (3 positions) share responsibility for communication with garden   teams.


Nomination Form for New FBCG Elected Steering Council

Yes! I nominate myself for (circle ONE only please)

Steering Council Facilitator        Outreach/Educational Liaison

Treasurer                                           Communications/Technology Liaison

Secretary                                            Membership/Orientation Liaison

Site Manager                                    Stewardship Team Liaisons (3 positions)

Fundraising/Grants Liaison


 ___________________________ X_____________________

Your name – please print!                         Your cell


_______________________X _____________________

Your email                                               Best time to call you


Yes, I am interested in running for a Steering Council position but I want more info



Your name – please print!                                    Your cell



Your email                                                            Best time to call you


Yes, I nominate ____________________________

for the Steering Council position of (choose 1 above)



_____________________X _______________________

Name of nominator (print)        Your cell


Has your nominee agreed to run?       (Yes/NO)_____


You can send your nomination form or email nominating committee at Karen Krog at kekrog2@gmail.com or Regina Mitchell at reginarmitchell@gmail.com

Thank you for supporting your FBCG!!

Reminder: Festival Beach Community Garden Spring Equinox Celebration: Sunday, March 20, 2016 5-7pm


Hello Gardeners!  

Hope everyone is enjoying the gorgeous (almost) spring weather today!   I want to remind you about our scheduled pot luck party 5pm-7pm this Sunday.  Extra points if you bring a pot luck dish that includes something from the garden!

There will be an area set up for seed exchange, so bring any that you are willing to part with and walk away with seeds you can plant, grow and enjoy!

Please remember we are a ‘leave no trace’ space so let’s all try to remember to bring plates and cups from home to keep trash to a minimum.  We will have a washing station for cleaning dishes and also ice water.
I have one volunteer to help set up so far, and any more will be appreciated!  Let’s meet at the garden at 4:00 to set up…Thanks and hope to see you all Sunday!

Spring is Here!!!! Big Weekend at Festival Beach Community Garden-Saturday, March 5, 2016


It’s the city wide It’s My Park Day event and we have 60+ volunteers at FBCG from 9am to noon. We need your help:

  • Need 3-5 people to arrive by 8:15 am to help with set up (water jugs, registration table, setting out tools, etc.)
  • Need 2-3 people to help with registration table (getting them to sign in, giving them their t-shirt, answering questions, etc.)
  • Need 5+ people to help oversee volunteers (they’ll be mulching trees, working in the herb garden and swale, etc.)
  • Need 2-3 people to help with clean up and dropping off tools (12 pm –  1pm)

Contact Katie katie.falgoust@gmail.com

Also, the City of Austin is providing trash pick up. This is your chance to get rid of any trash, boards etc. The drop off point for trash is the North Gate into the garden. When dropping off your trash, please do not block the sidewalk for the street.


FBCG Plant Sale Day 9am until 1pm

This a fundraiser for our garden. Plan to bring a friend and shop. All organic, beautiful transplants including tomatoes, kale, lettuce, basil and more.


The Neighborhood Orchard Project

The Neighborhood Orchard Project will be distributing fruit trees to neighbors who live along the East Cesar Chavez Corridor from the Food Forest by the south gate. If you live in the area and want a tree please come by between 10am-noon, with proof of residence to choose a tree.


Come one, come all. This will be a very active, hand on and happy day at Festival Beach Community Garden.


2016 FBCG Work Day Calendar

Hey Gardeners, block your calendars for the following work days. Generally, the work days are scheduled on the second Saturday of the month, 8am-11am for the hot months, and 9-12 for the cooler months. A reminder is sent before the work day to confirm the work to be done, the date and the time. Remember, many hands make light work, so join us for these fun, rewarding workdays 🙂

FBCG Work Days effective 02/23/16

  • March 12  – Tea-ching Garden/ Herbs
  • April 9  – Orchard
  • May 14 – Communal Plot
  • June 11 – Habitat
  • July 9  – Outreach/ Education
  • August 13 – Site Management
  • September  10 – Rain Garden/ Swale & Perennial Beds
  • October 8 – Grape and Berries
  • November 12  – Accessibility
  • December  10 – Orientation

Festival Beach Community Garden Steering Council Meeting: February 24, 2016 6:30pm


1)It’s my park day

A-activities , including plant sale and tree distribution           B- Distribution of its my park day funds


3)Proposed bylaws

A- overview            B- grant writing committee            C- Leader communication            D-Process for submitting requests to Steering Council

4)Colored mulch issue

5)Herb garden

6)Path accessibility

7) March workday

8) Announcements Adjournment.

Items 1 and 3 will probably consume a great deal of the time. We also need a volunteer time keeper and a volunteer secretary. See you Wednesday!

Farah Rivera