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 […]

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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 […]

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Leaps of Faith: Our Young Leaders Take Them All the Time

Dear friends, As some of you know, in 2016, I celebrated 10 years in the Urban Roots family and I recently returned from a two-month sabbatical. I went to Asia for the first time, explored Japan for several weeks and Thailand for a little over a month. Needless to say, I was completely blown away […]

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Annual MLK Weekend of Service, January 14 & 16, 2017

Please join us on Saturday, January 14 and Monday, January 16 for our Annual MLK Weekend of Service, presented by Wheatsville Food Co-op!   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Like many others, Urban Roots chooses to answer that question by coming […]

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Get your hands dirty…become a Farm Apprentice!

If you enjoy growing food and giving back to your community then this is the position for you! Through hands-on farm work and leading volunteers you will learn how Urban Roots uses sustainable farming as a tool to empower youth and engage the community. No prior farming experience necessary. For more information and instructions to […]

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Support Our Young Leaders & Your Gift Will Be Matched!

  Dear Friends, Imagine, for a moment, a fifteen year-old taking a deep breath just before she steps on stage in front of 150 strangers to tell her story. “Urban Roots has created a community where I feel comfortable opening up about my opinions. They make it feel like my voice matters in my community.” […]

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December 7th: Open House at the Urban Roots farm!

Please join us on Wednesday morning, December 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. We’ll have breakfast from Snooze and coffee, a quick word from our youth leaders, and an exclusive farm tour with Lea Scott, our […]

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Want to Join Our Team? Now Accepting Applications for Youth Specialist and Farm Assistant Positions!

We are looking for two rock stars to join our team this January. Do you love working with teenagers and seeing them develop and build skills they never knew they had? Or are you an experienced farmer who likes teach others how to be one with the earth? Then we’re looking for you! We’re currently […]

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Join us! Youth Food Jam on November 19th: FREE for teens

Click here to register today! When and Where: Allan Elementary School, 4900 Gonzales St. Austin, TX 78702 10:30 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 19th Lunch will be provided by Chipotle! What: An event designed BY youth, FOR youth– The second Annual Youth Food Jam is a unique opportunity for teenagers across Austin and beyond […]

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Urban Roots Impact Report

Your Impact, Our Gratitude

At Urban Roots, we start a new year every August, following the school year and the planting seasons. As we dig into a new beginning with another group of young people and new seeds and plants on the farm, we have to pause and reflect on all the amazing things that you helped us accomplish […]

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