Elizabeth Walsh (2012 Byron Fellow) has been making all types of news as part of the East Feast Coalition that is piloting a 90-acre food forest project in Austin!

This community supported project is envisioned as a new approach for park landscaping that “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.”

elizabeth IOn Friday March 7th, Elizabeth was one of a few inspiring women recognized for environmental leadership in Austin in honor of International Women’s Day, by Ten Thousand Villages, at the epi-center of SXSW Festival on South Congress. The following day Elizabeth found herself talking to Kevin Bacon about the food forest project and turning neighborhood food waste into fruits on neighborhood trees, as part of a larger conversation about Mr. Bacon’s new social-good networking site, sixdegrees.org.   

Elizabeth IIRead the Austin Chronicle and Takepart articles to learn more about how the East Feast Coalition emerged in Elizabeth’s backyard, how it is engaging a diverse range of inspired people in the city, and how the vision is gaining technical and financial momentum… or watch Elizabeth in the Fox News interview.

Congratulations Elizabeth!