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!

Open Houses offer an opportunity for you to come see the farm, hear a word from our youth leaders, enjoy paella from Bullfight, drinks, 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.

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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Bites provided by Bullfight

RSVP here!

 

Here is some quick & helpful information for you. Please read this thoroughly:

✓ 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 bikers. Google Maps is not always a reliable way to get to us, so click here for directions.

✓ 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!). This event is completely outside, so dress for the weather.

✓ Parking: Please park on the road outside the farm gate, observe all signage, and park as far onto the north shoulder of the road as possible. Enter the farm by walking onto our driveway by the colorful Urban Roots sign. Please help us be good neighbors by not blocking driveways or the bridge, and do not walk through their yards on your way to the farm.

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

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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.

 

Gratefully,
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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