June 7th: Morning Open House on the Farm

Please join us on Wednesday morning, June 7th for our next Open House at the Urban Roots Farm!

There’s no better way to start your day than among the bountiful fields of our farm. Snooze will provide the breakfast & coffee, you’ll hear a quick word from our youth leaders, and then enjoy an exclusive farm tour. We love giving you a closer look at the impact of the community’s support in our work to empower youth and nourish the community at the same time.

Please RSVP for this free event here

Here is some helpful information to help make your visit a success. Please read this thoroughly:

Please feel free to bring a friend or two with you — the more the merrier!

✓ Dress Appropriately: Everyone MUST wear closed-toe shoes. For safety reasons, those wearing opened-toe shoes will not be allowed to participate in the farm tour (and that would be such a bummer!). And there are no indoor spaces on our farm, so please dress comfortably.

✓ Location: The Urban Roots Farm is located at 7651 Delwau Ln, Austin, TX 78725. This is just off of 183, down a winding road. Please drive carefully to respect our neighbors and bicyclists. We are located right off the bike trail (please click here for a link to the map) — so we highly encourage biking over.

✓ Parking: Please park on the road outside the farm gate and walk down the driveway to the farm by the Urban Roots sign. Observe all signage and park as far onto the north shoulder of the road as possible. Please do not park in front of our neighbors’ homes or walk through their yards on your way to the farm. We value and respect their privacy and ask for your help in being good neighbors.

If you have issues finding us or any questions — give us a call at 512-750-8019.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the farm soon!

Generously sponsored by:

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Behind the Scenes: Food and Leadership Fellowship

Nichole is a FLF alumna and currently is working as a Crew Leader for the High School Farm Internship Program! Here is a little on her experience being a part of the Food and Leadership Fellowship:
– What did you find most valuable about your experience with the Food and Leadership Fellowship?
The Food and Leadership Fellowship gave me a safe space to ask questions, have discussions and develop my leadership style in relation to food and social justice. I gained experience working in the community, learning about sustainable agriculture and our local food system here in Austin. I left the Fellowship ready to engage my community and be a better leader for change.
-How did this fellowship inform the work you want to engage with in the future?
I went into the Fellowship wanting to learn more about sustainable agriculture but came out with a passion for youth development. Working directly with youth on the farm has given me the chance to grow as a leader and further my skills as a mentor. Watching youth grow as individuals and leaders on the farm makes me happier than I ever though possible. 
-Do you think this fellowship shifted or changed your life path in any way
YES! Having gone to business school and befriended artists while living in NYC, I was never around people who were passionate about social justice. The Food and Leadership Fellowship gave me the space to explore those topics with people who were also interested and were at times far more knowledgable. Learning from the Urban Roots staff and my the other Fellows gave me the opportunity to develop my own sense of direction and the support to follow through with my passions. 
-What advice would you give to future fellows?
Don’t be afraid to grow. Step out of your comfort zone. Be awkward and lean into situations that make you uncomfortable. Have the conversations you’ve been wanting to discuss but have been too afraid to address. Fail, embarrass yourself, fall down – and then get back up and learn from it. 
Click here to apply for the FLF program today!
Applications are due by May 12th.

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May 25th Open House

 

 **Due to potential thunderstorms we have moved this event to Thursday, May 25th**

 Please join us Thursday, May 25th for our next Open House at the Urban Roots Farm!Our Open House offer an opportunity for you to come see the farm, hear a word from our youth leaders, enjoy some refreshments, and get an exclusive farm tour. We love giving you a closer look at the impact of the community’s support in our work to empower youth and nourish the community at the same time.

Thank you to Home Slice for catering!

Here is some quick & helpful information to help make your visit a success. Please read this thoroughly:

Please feel free to bring a friend or two with you — the more the merrier!

✓ Dress Appropriately: Everyone MUST wear closed-toe shoes. For safety reasons, those wearing opened-toe shoes will not be allowed to participate in the farm tour (and that would be such a bummer!). And there are no indoor spaces on our farm, so please dress comfortably.

✓ Location: The Urban Roots Farm is located at 7651 Delwau Ln, Austin, TX 78725. This is just off of 183, down a winding road. Please drive carefully to respect our neighbors and bicyclists — please note that there are a high number of bikes on our road on Thursday, please be safe, slow, and courteous! We are also located right off the bike trail (please click here for a link to the map) — so we highly encourage biking over.

✓ Parking: Please park on the road outside the farm gate and walk down the driveway to the farm by the Urban Roots sign. Observe all signage and park as far onto the north shoulder of the road as possible. Please do not park in front of our neighbors’ homes or walk through their yards on your way to the farm. We value and respect their privacy and ask for your help in being good neighbors.

If you have issues finding us or any questions — give us a call at 512-750-8019. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Please RSVP here if you can join us

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Volunteer and Get a BOGO Burrito

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We are excited to announce our 2017 partnership with Chipotle in support of our Community Volunteer Engagement!

Each year we depend on over 1,000 adult volunteers to produce 25,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables for our community. This work simply wouldn’t be possible without your help. And as anyone who has volunteered on the Urban Roots will tell you, farming is hard work. So, it is our pleasure to tell you that every volunteer who comes to the Urban Roots Farm will receive a Chipotle gift card.

Click here now to see this season’s volunteer opportunities!

We are proud to partner with Chipotle. Thank you for helping us empower youth and nourish the community!

 

Limit one BOGO offer per volunteer. Limited to the first 1,200 qualified volunteers. BOGO offers will be subject to terms and conditions. Void where prohibited; additional restrictions may apply.

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Food & Leadership Fellowship

It’s not too late to apply for the Food & Leadership Fellowship! Submit your application by August 4th for a chance to develop your professional skills, learn hands-on about sustainable agriculture, and serve the Austin community.

Applications are now open! Click here to apply.

The Food & Leadership Fellowship is a paid leadership development opportunity for young adults on the Urban Roots farm during the fall. Fellows build leadership and professional skills while growing thousands of pounds of fresh produce for the community.

FELLOWS
  • Learn about food justice in local and global food systems.
  • Grow fresh produce for the community using sustainable farming practices.
  • Serve by completing a project improving food access in Austin.
  • Lead volunteers on the farm, building professional skills like public speaking and team management.
WHEN IS IT?

The Fellowship runs from September 8th to December 8th. Fellows work Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm AND Fridays from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (8 hours per week). To participate, you must commit to the entire length of the Fellowship.

WHAT IS THE COMPENSATION?
  • Fellows are paid a bi-weekly stipend equivalent to $10/hour, plus a $100 bonus for completing the Fellowship.
  • Fellows also take home fresh vegetables when available.
WHEN ARE APPLICATIONS DUE?
  • The priority deadline for submitting applications is May 12th. Some applicants will be notified of their acceptance over the summer.
  • The final deadline for submitting applications is August 4th. The remaining positions for the Fellowship will be filled at this time.
  • Refer a friend! If you both apply and they’re accepted, you’ll get a $30 bonus.
WHEN ARE INTERVIEWS?

Two group interviews will be held: Friday, May 19th, and Friday, August 11th. Applicants must attend one of these two interview times. Due to the nature of group interviews, no makeup interviews will be held.

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