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East Austin group planning a food forest

Planting may start early 2014

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Residents of East Austin have begun meeting to plan the installation of the city’s first public food forest, according to KTBC Fox 7:

More than two dozen residents gathered at Festival Beach Community Garden to discuss the plans.

If approved, the food forest would have several different types of plant species that would produce fruits and vegetables available for the public to pick.

“Hopefully, we can get this one to work well and if it works well we can have this all throughout Austin parks. Where it’s normal to walk down the trail and you can pick a peach of the tree,” said Elizabeth Walsh with East Feast Coalition.

Several steps remain before organizers can break ground. They are aiming to begin planting in early 2014.


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