After years of hard work, the Festival Beach Food Forest community garden was given permission to be built. It was an honor to be a part of this community volunteer effort that promotes the production of perennial crops, soil and water conservation. The freshly installed earthworks withstood the flooding rains of October 2015 the next day with no damage, incredibly. Thanks to the FBFF and Earth Repair Corp for the opportunity.
September 13 Update:
The final photos of this series shows the progress of this site, which is rich with abundance. There you can pick figs, loquats, blackberries, mulberries, elderberries, persimmons, and pecans from the existing trees. It truly is becoming a food forest. I recently took TCEQs non-point team on a tour of this garden to show the effectiveness of this soil and water conservation project that has a positive impact on the environment and the community.
The Food Forest is open to the public at 25 1/2 Waller St, Austin Tx 78702