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

Generously Sponsored by:

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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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Thank You 2017 Amplify Austin Donors!

 

Our hearts are full thanks to the 137 donors gave through the Amplify Austin platform– a full $13,128 for our young leaders. On top of that, our outside donations and matches means we met our $15,000 goal! What an incredible community we have.

Because of you we reached our Amplify Austin goal to support the journeys of  33 high-school youth this season as they learn and grow together.

Thank you for believing in the power of young leaders working to nourish the community!

 

 

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#AmplifyYoungLeaders & Become an Individual Fundraiser

Urban Roots is ready for 24 hours of giving with Amplify Austin, happening March 2nd – 3rd! We need your help to raise $15,000 to empower youth and nourish the community.

You don’t have to wait! Two things you can do RIGHT NOW:

  • Schedule your donation today by clicking here.
  • Become an Individual Fundraiser for Urban Roots with a personal fundraising page– you set the goal, you get the word out, and you become a champion for the youth and community that Urban Roots serves. It’s so easy! Create your fundraising page on the Amplify Austin website today, and use it to help your friends give back to a cause you’re passionate about. For specific instructions, see below.

To show our thanks, every Individual Fundraiser who raises any funds at all will be entered into a drawing to win 2 seats to our exclusive Tour de Farm gala in April!

Questions? Need help setting up your page?
Call 512-750-8019 or email emily@urbanrootsatx.org.

Create your Individual Fundraiser profile:

1. Click here to see Urban Roots’ Amplify Austin page!

2. Scroll to the bottom and click the “Create a Fundraising Campaign” button.

3. Create a Donor Account to easily track your donations and manage your fundraising pages.

4. Click on the tab My Fundraisers to create your campaign. Have fun completing your campaign, because your story of why you’re so passionate about this cause will inspire your friends to be part of this awesome work in our community.

6. Then submit your profile for approval by the Urban Roots team before it becomes active and ready-to-share. Please give us 24 hours to approve (we promise we’ll do this as quickly as we can!). Then you’re ready to start rocking out and Amplifying Austin for Urban Roots!

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