Deadline Extended: Food & Leadership Fellowship

It’s not too late to apply for the Food & Leadership Fellowship! We’re extending the deadline for applications to Wednesday, August 9th. Don’t miss out on your chance to take your leadership and professional skills to the next level while growing thousands of pounds of fresh produce for the community.

Click here for more details and to apply!

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Deadline Extended: Food & Leadership Fellowship

It’s not too late to apply for the Food & Leadership Fellowship! We’re extending the deadline for applications to Wednesday, August 9th. Don’t miss out on your chance to take your leadership and professional skills to the next level while growing thousands of pounds of fresh produce for the community.

Click here for more details and to apply! 

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Seed to Harvest Kickoff

Our Annual Seed to Harvest Kickoff event marks the beginning of a fresh season and a new year for Urban Roots — this one is particularly special as we launch our 10th year! On September 27th we are gathering 125 folks to celebrate with us at Malverde and enjoy a signature cocktail, bites from the La Condesa team, music from DJ Chorizo Funk, giveaways, and birthday cake. Will you save the date and join us?

We would love for you or your company to join us as a sponsor. Please click here to see the full list of opportunities, or contact Emily at emily@urbanrootsatx.org.

2017 Sponsors

Lettuce Rock Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors

Check out the photos from our 2016 Seed to Harvest Kickoff here!

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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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