Farm Internship Application Deadline Extended!

We’re hiring an awesome group of teenagers to grow food for the community this spring and summer. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, January 20th! Click here to apply and learn more!

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Farm Internship Applications are Open!

Join a diverse group of awesome leaders age 14 to 17 growing food and giving back to the community in the Spring and Summer of 2017. Click here to learn more and apply!

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New Food & Leadership Fellowship!

Click here for more information on the Fellowship and how to apply!  

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Intern Application Deadline Extended!

We’ve extended the application deadline to January 20th. Get paid to grow veggies, give back to the community, and grow as a leader. Click for more info and apply today!

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Summer Jobs Greatly Impact Teens

The Farm Internship Program at Urban Roots not only aims to transform the lives of youth through food and farming but it also aims to provide job and life skills through a paid internship.  Youth Interns learn to be responsible and that there are consequences to their actions such as showing up late for work. […]

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A Patient Leader

  A few Saturdays ago, our volunteer morning was completely full! We had a lot of new volunteers and a few people who had been out to the farm before. Our outreach interns had been trained to lead their group in the fields harvesting squash, weeding, and using row cover over certain crops to protect […]

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Green Super Hero Story

  Civilian 1: Captain Kale! Captain Kale! Dr. Burger escaped from Jail!! Captain Kale: Come on, Kiwi, we have a junk food villain to catch! Narrator: It was a dark and stormy night when Captain Kale and Kiwi arrived to Dr. Burger’s Fast Food mansion. Meanwhile, Dr. Burger is working on his Evil Veggie Destroyer. […]

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What We Are Thankful For!

Last week  we asked our 2014 Fall Outreach Interns  to tell us what they were thankful for. Here is what they said: Robbie – I am thankful for punk! Terin – I am thankful for my family, my life, dance, Netflix, Scandal, my laughs, my friends, pickles, musical theater, How to Get Away with Murder, love, […]

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Rooted In Community Youth Leadership Summit 2014

In late July, we traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to take part in the annual Rooted in Community (RCI) Youth-Led Leadership Summit.  This five-day conference, held on the University of New Mexico’s campus, was packed full of culture, delicious foods, trips to farms, youth-led workshops, and community building! Two Farm Interns and two staff members […]

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Growing Food! Growing Leaders! Growing Community!

June marks the beginning of our Summer Youth Internship.  For five weeks, 30 youth interns will spend four days a week growing vegetables on the farm, learning job skills, cooking with some of Austin’s best chefs, and serving those in need in our community. While this is a youth development program, it is also a […]

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