Vote for Urban Roots!


VOTE and ROOT for Urban Roots for BEST NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION in Austin Chronicle’s ‘Best of Austin’ ballot! Deadline is Monday, October 16th.

This is our 2nd year in a row being a Finalist. And we think this would be a pretty cool 10th birthday present.

Vote Here!

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Calling All 14-17 year olds: 2018 Farm Internship Applications Are Now Open!

For the 2018 Farm Internship Program, we’re going to be hiring our largest cohort of Youth Interns yet! Will you be one of them?

If you are a young person who will 14 to 17 years old by February 24, or know of one, who would like to SERVE, LEARN, and EARN — we’d love for you to apply! Please click HERE to learn more about the Farm Internship Program and apply today.

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RSVP for our next Open House!

Come visit the farm and hear what’s going on this season at our next Open House. Start your morning with us and we’ll treat you to breakfast, coffee, a few words from our young leaders, and an insider’s farm tour.

This event is completely free and open to all — a perfect experience whether it’s your first time on the farm or you already know the scoop and just want to enjoy your morning with the Urban Roots family.

Please RSVP at the link below if you can join us!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
8:00am – 9:30am
RSVP here!


Thanks to Snooze for providing breakfast!


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10 for 10: Help us celebrate a decade with a $10 monthly gift!

Urban Roots has given me the courage and confidence that I can make a change in this world.” — Lolly, Second Year Youth Intern

Dear friends,

Because of you, over the past 10 years, 288 youth leaders have dug in on the farm, receiving $450,708 in youth stipends, and growing 288,601 pounds of fresh produce! As we celebrate this decade, we are determined to do even more this year — launching the new Culinary Internship Program, serving more Food & Leadership Fellows, and expanding the Farm Internship Program.


Now more than ever, we believe in creating a nourished and empowered community– and that happens by investing in young change-makers like Lolly. Will you join us in celebrating 10 years with a monthly gift of $10 or more?
We are grateful for your support in providing space for these young people to learn to grow and love food while growing as leaders. You can make a change in this world for them– and for all of us. Please give today.


Max Elliott, LMSW
Executive Director


P.S. Make your $10 or more monthly commitment before midnight tomorrow (Friday, 9/28/2017) and be entered to win a beautiful Kendra Scott piece. Also, all members of our monthly donor giving circle, The Rain Makers, receive an Urban Roots t-shirt. Give now!

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We are looking for spring and summer Crew Leaders!

We are now accepting applications to join our Crew Leader Program for the spring and summer of 2018. Crew Leaders build their leadership and mentorship skills by working with high school aged youth interns on the Urban Roots farm and supporting them through regular feedback, facilitating workshops and activities, and leading farm tasks.

Click here to see the job description. Applications are due on October 30th.

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