Our friends at East Feast are creating Austin's first master planned food forest in a public park!
Festival Beach Food Forest is a pilot project transforming over 2 acres of parkland on the shores of Lady Bird Lake into an edible forest garden where people connect, grow together, and share the harvest.
The project protects and enhances the natural beauty, tranquility, and ecological health of our East Austin land, while also making fresh fruit and vegetables part of the daily experience of neighbors and visitors enjoying the park.
DID YOU KNOW?
A Food Forest is an age-old agricultural strategy where people plant diverse types of edible, climate appropriate plants that form strong, mutually supportive relationships, creating a system that sustains itself over time. Food forests produce high yields of food, with minimal maintenance – humans design with nature to let nature work on her own.
Here are some more helpful resources for you as you learn more about food forests and how to support them! Get the full story about the East Feast Festival Beach Food forest at http://www.festivalbeach.org/