Celebrate #GivingThanksTuesday with us: We’ve got a gift and invitation just for you…

You may know that today is #GivingTuesday, a day that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday as a chance to take a break from shopping to celebrate and think about the good that giving back can do.


This year we’re joining the celebration, but we’re shaking things up by celebrating #GivingThanksTuesday instead! You are an invaluable part of this work to empower youth and nourish community, and as a token of our thanks we’d like to give YOU a small gift.


We are excited to share with you this gift of the first new Urban Roots video since 2011! Click here to watch it now. This video celebrates all that Urban Roots is today, thanks to you– a beautiful and supportive community that makes space for young people to grow food while growing as leaders.


On this #GivingThanksTuesday, we’re particularly grateful for each of you for all the ways you support Urban Roots and other nonprofits that nourish the world.


With thankful hearts,
The Urban Roots Team


P.S. Also, we’d love to thank you by inviting you to our next Open House on December 6th from 8-9:30am. This event is for all Urban Roots friends, new and old, to join us for a crisp morning, delicious breakfast and coffee by Snooze, and a walk around the farm. We would love to see you there, RSVP today!



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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!

UPDATE:  They might rain on our parade, but the show will go on! A high chance of rain Wednesday morning means we’re moving the Open House indoors to the Urban Roots office building. We will still have plenty of breakfast treats and coffee by Snooze, an opportunity to chat with our young leaders and staff, and a chance to win an Urban Roots t-shirt! We’d love to see you there.

New Location and Parking: 4900 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702. Park on Gonzales Street and enter through the yellow doors on the circular drive. There will be someone there to greet you!

This event is completely free and open to all — a perfect experience whether you’re new to Urban Roots or you already know the scoop and just want to enjoy your morning with the Urban Roots family. We’d LOVE to see you there!


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