Youth Leaders
Nourishing Community

SO MUCH MORE THAN A FARM

Urban Roots works with youth leaders to grow fresh food and build a community dedicated to achieving food equity.
 

Grow

Urban Roots provides young leaders with paid opportunities to grow food, learn new skills, and make a difference in their community. If you are a young person who’s excited to grow your leadership skills and get your hands dirty, or if you know one, join us!
YOUTH FARM PROGRAMS

Engage

Volunteers on our farm can expect to get their hands dirty and help us get work done. Since Urban Roots youth participants are the ones leading volunteers through challenging farm work, they receive a unique opportunity to grow their skills in public speaking and project management.
VOLUNTEER

Nourish

Here at Urban Roots, we believe that everyone can make a difference. Each year, young people, volunteers, and community leaders unite on our farm. Together, we grow between 25,000 and 35,000 pounds of fresh foods, and distribute at least 75% of this to 12 food access agencies across Austin.
OUR IMPACT
Tour de Farm 2024

Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 – 9 p.m. @ Meanwhile Brewing + Urban Roots South Austin Farm3901 Promontory Point Dr, Austin, TX 78744 The fields are greening, the birds are singing, and it’s time for our one-of-a-kind event in support of all we do at Urban Roots; Tour de Farm! It’s an evening of conversation, inspiration, […]

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  • Do you stand out in your field? We’re hiring! Urban Roots is seeking a Director of Human Resources and Administration to help us grow in that good way. This is a full-time (generally Mon. - Fri.) role, and the person who fills it will guide the processes and systems to ensure we’re being efficient, effective and compliant! They’ll also help expand and refine our DEIB efforts and work across teams to ensure our operations are running smoothly.⁠
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If you believe in a food future led by youth and community and want to be a part of advancing equitable and just food access, come join us in our mission! Follow the link in bio to learn more about the position and how to apply. ⁠
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Friends of the farm, please share with your network of wonderful buds, peers and neighbors!⁠
  • April 10 is Dolores Huerta Day (her birthday!) and we’re reflecting on the legacy, work and activism of the Latina activist and advocate, plus the many who fought alongside her for farmworker rights. Huerta was first Inspired by the local activism of her parents and the agricultural community she grew up in – and later, the struggles of her students, the children of farmworkers while she was a teacher. She organized as a leader in the Stockton Community Service Organization, met César Chávez, and then co-created the National Farm Workers Association (now the United Farm Workers), to advocate for farmworker rights. The rallying cry “¡SÍ se puede!” (“Yes, we can!”) originated with Huerta and still resonates today. ⁠
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At 94, Huerta has dedicated her life to advocating for better farmworker conditions and farmworker rights, and continues to speak out against gender discrimination and advocate for equality and civil rights.⁠
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Her legacy showcases the power of advocating for each other, communal care, and the belief that our world can be better when we do the work together – “¡SÍ se puede!”. ⁠
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Photo: Dolores Huerta at Department of Labor event, Washington, D.C., by Tami Heilemann, 3/26/2012⁠
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[sources: Dolores Huerta Foundation and National Women's History Museum websites and @DoloresHuerta]⁠
  • Attention, Farm Friends: 🎟️ Single tickets for Tour de Farm on May 1, 2024 are on sale now! 🎉⁠
⁠
This year’s event will be a unique evening of conversation and inspiration, centered around local and farm-fresh food + envisioning a more joyful and just food future, together. Your attendance and participation support youth leadership and food access work at Urban Roots. ⁠
⁠
🍴 Fresh, family-style dishes, created by local chefs and paired with delicious drinks 🍻⁠
⁠
🥬️ Youth-led tours and fresh harvest tastings on our South Austin farm⁠
⁠
🌻 A Food Equity Vision Board, unique raffle + live-auction prizes, our first-ever Community Awards and more TBA!⁠
⁠
Tour de Farm is May 1,  5:30 - 9 p.m at Meanwhile Brewing in South Austin. Get your tickets TODAY at the link in our bio or stories!
  • Grow with us, touch the earth, and feel the Spring sun on your skin! Join us on our farms working alongside youth leaders and new friends while you lend a helping hand to grow food for your community.⁠
⁠
Follow the link in our bio to sign up to volunteer at Urban Roots and learn more!
  • Do you know any high-school-aged youth looking for fun ways to grow this summer? In our Summer Farm Program, youth earn a $1,300 participation award while learning to grow food for their Austin community, working together, and, leading volunteers through essential farm tasks! Youth at Urban Roots dig into the local food system while making friends. This is a hands-on, on-the-farm leadership opportunity that runs June 5 to July 13, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. ⁠
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Applications close Friday, April 19 – apply today by going to our link in bio!
  • It’s officially spring, which means a lot of exciting things for Urban Roots - and one in particular for your calendar: Save the date for our once-annual Tour de Farm. May 1, 2024 we bring back our signature event centered around local chef-made food, tours of our South Austin farm, and a uniquely rewarding opportunity to come together and fund our vital work growing towards a more just and joyful food future with youth leaders.⁠
⁠
Wednesday, May 1 at Meanwhile Brewing Co (@meanwhilebeer) 🍽️🥬 Tickets go on sale soon!⁠
⁠
Photo credit: Lauren Slusher
  • 🌻 Join the Urban Roots team this summer! ☀️⁠
⁠
We’re looking for a Summer Crew Leader who enjoys growing with youth, working outdoors + getting their hands in the soil, and getting to know their community!⁠
⁠
This is a a seasonal opportunity, working with our youth programs team and high school-age youth! The job is on-the-farm, reporting mostly from Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Pay is $20/hour. No farm knowledge is required; we’re looking for someone with a love for leading youth and being out in nature 💚Please share this opportunity with your network of awesome people!⁠
⁠
Learn more and apply at the link in our bio – applications close on April 12.
  • Thank you for planting seeds of growth at Urban Roots! ⁠
⁠
We deeply appreciate everyone who has supported us during our first Sprout Fest and through this year’s Amplify Austin! Your contributions will help us continue to grow with youth leaders, bringing farm fresh produce to our community members who face challenges with food access here in Austin. ⁠
⁠
We’re filled with gratis, and we hope you come to visit/volunteer on the farm soon to enjoy some sunshine and good company on the land with us.⁠
  • 🌟 FINAL COUNTDOWN for Amplify Austin, wrapping up today at 6 p.m.! Give to your favorite nonprofits now and help support Austin’s vibrant community.⁠
⁠
Check out our stories to see/hear about what you’re funding when you donate to Urban Roots, and to hear directly from our team! We’ve shared farming tips, what we’re growing this season, and stories you’ll only hear here! Donate from the link our bio or throughout our stories! And THANK YOU 💚
Do you stand out in your field? We’re hiring! Urban Roots is seeking a Director of Human Resources and Administration to help us grow in that good way. This is a full-time (generally Mon. - Fri.) role, and the person who fills it will guide the processes and systems to ensure we’re being efficient, effective and compliant! They’ll also help expand and refine our DEIB efforts and work across teams to ensure our operations are running smoothly.⁠
⁠
If you believe in a food future led by youth and community and want to be a part of advancing equitable and just food access, come join us in our mission! Follow the link in bio to learn more about the position and how to apply. ⁠
⁠
Friends of the farm, please share with your network of wonderful buds, peers and neighbors!⁠
Do you stand out in your field? We’re hiring! Urban Roots is seeking a Director of Human Resources and Administration to help us grow in that good way. This is a full-time (generally Mon. - Fri.) role, and the person who fills it will guide the processes and systems to ensure we’re being efficient, effective and compliant! They’ll also help expand and refine our DEIB efforts and work across teams to ensure our operations are running smoothly.⁠ ⁠ If you believe in a food future led by youth and community and want to be a part of advancing equitable and just food access, come join us in our mission! Follow the link in bio to learn more about the position and how to apply. ⁠ ⁠ Friends of the farm, please share with your network of wonderful buds, peers and neighbors!⁠
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April 10 is Dolores Huerta Day (her birthday!) and we’re reflecting on the legacy, work and activism of the Latina activist and advocate, plus the many who fought alongside her for farmworker rights. Huerta was first Inspired by the local activism of her parents and the agricultural community she grew up in – and later, the struggles of her students, the children of farmworkers while she was a teacher. She organized as a leader in the Stockton Community Service Organization, met César Chávez, and then co-created the National Farm Workers Association (now the United Farm Workers), to advocate for farmworker rights. The rallying cry “¡SÍ se puede!” (“Yes, we can!”) originated with Huerta and still resonates today. ⁠
⁠
At 94, Huerta has dedicated her life to advocating for better farmworker conditions and farmworker rights, and continues to speak out against gender discrimination and advocate for equality and civil rights.⁠
⁠
Her legacy showcases the power of advocating for each other, communal care, and the belief that our world can be better when we do the work together – “¡SÍ se puede!”. ⁠
⁠
⁠
Photo: Dolores Huerta at Department of Labor event, Washington, D.C., by Tami Heilemann, 3/26/2012⁠
⁠
[sources: Dolores Huerta Foundation and National Women's History Museum websites and @DoloresHuerta]⁠
April 10 is Dolores Huerta Day (her birthday!) and we’re reflecting on the legacy, work and activism of the Latina activist and advocate, plus the many who fought alongside her for farmworker rights. Huerta was first Inspired by the local activism of her parents and the agricultural community she grew up in – and later, the struggles of her students, the children of farmworkers while she was a teacher. She organized as a leader in the Stockton Community Service Organization, met César Chávez, and then co-created the National Farm Workers Association (now the United Farm Workers), to advocate for farmworker rights. The rallying cry “¡SÍ se puede!” (“Yes, we can!”) originated with Huerta and still resonates today. ⁠ ⁠ At 94, Huerta has dedicated her life to advocating for better farmworker conditions and farmworker rights, and continues to speak out against gender discrimination and advocate for equality and civil rights.⁠ ⁠ Her legacy showcases the power of advocating for each other, communal care, and the belief that our world can be better when we do the work together – “¡SÍ se puede!”. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Photo: Dolores Huerta at Department of Labor event, Washington, D.C., by Tami Heilemann, 3/26/2012⁠ ⁠ [sources: Dolores Huerta Foundation and National Women's History Museum websites and @DoloresHuerta]⁠
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Attention, Farm Friends: 🎟️ Single tickets for Tour de Farm on May 1, 2024 are on sale now! 🎉⁠
⁠
This year’s event will be a unique evening of conversation and inspiration, centered around local and farm-fresh food + envisioning a more joyful and just food future, together. Your attendance and participation support youth leadership and food access work at Urban Roots. ⁠
⁠
🍴 Fresh, family-style dishes, created by local chefs and paired with delicious drinks 🍻⁠
⁠
🥬️ Youth-led tours and fresh harvest tastings on our South Austin farm⁠
⁠
🌻 A Food Equity Vision Board, unique raffle + live-auction prizes, our first-ever Community Awards and more TBA!⁠
⁠
Tour de Farm is May 1,  5:30 - 9 p.m at Meanwhile Brewing in South Austin. Get your tickets TODAY at the link in our bio or stories!
Attention, Farm Friends: 🎟️ Single tickets for Tour de Farm on May 1, 2024 are on sale now! 🎉⁠ ⁠ This year’s event will be a unique evening of conversation and inspiration, centered around local and farm-fresh food + envisioning a more joyful and just food future, together. Your attendance and participation support youth leadership and food access work at Urban Roots. ⁠ ⁠ 🍴 Fresh, family-style dishes, created by local chefs and paired with delicious drinks 🍻⁠ ⁠ 🥬️ Youth-led tours and fresh harvest tastings on our South Austin farm⁠ ⁠ 🌻 A Food Equity Vision Board, unique raffle + live-auction prizes, our first-ever Community Awards and more TBA!⁠ ⁠ Tour de Farm is May 1, 5:30 - 9 p.m at Meanwhile Brewing in South Austin. Get your tickets TODAY at the link in our bio or stories!
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Grow with us, touch the earth, and feel the Spring sun on your skin! Join us on our farms working alongside youth leaders and new friends while you lend a helping hand to grow food for your community.⁠
⁠
Follow the link in our bio to sign up to volunteer at Urban Roots and learn more!
Grow with us, touch the earth, and feel the Spring sun on your skin! Join us on our farms working alongside youth leaders and new friends while you lend a helping hand to grow food for your community.⁠ ⁠ Follow the link in our bio to sign up to volunteer at Urban Roots and learn more!
2 weeks ago
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Do you know any high-school-aged youth looking for fun ways to grow this summer? In our Summer Farm Program, youth earn a $1,300 participation award while learning to grow food for their Austin community, working together, and, leading volunteers through essential farm tasks! Youth at Urban Roots dig into the local food system while making friends. This is a hands-on, on-the-farm leadership opportunity that runs June 5 to July 13, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. ⁠
⁠
Applications close Friday, April 19 – apply today by going to our link in bio!
Do you know any high-school-aged youth looking for fun ways to grow this summer? In our Summer Farm Program, youth earn a $1,300 participation award while learning to grow food for their Austin community, working together, and, leading volunteers through essential farm tasks! Youth at Urban Roots dig into the local food system while making friends. This is a hands-on, on-the-farm leadership opportunity that runs June 5 to July 13, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. ⁠ ⁠ Applications close Friday, April 19 – apply today by going to our link in bio!
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It’s officially spring, which means a lot of exciting things for Urban Roots - and one in particular for your calendar: Save the date for our once-annual Tour de Farm. May 1, 2024 we bring back our signature event centered around local chef-made food, tours of our South Austin farm, and a uniquely rewarding opportunity to come together and fund our vital work growing towards a more just and joyful food future with youth leaders.⁠
⁠
Wednesday, May 1 at Meanwhile Brewing Co (@meanwhilebeer) 🍽️🥬 Tickets go on sale soon!⁠
⁠
Photo credit: Lauren Slusher
It’s officially spring, which means a lot of exciting things for Urban Roots - and one in particular for your calendar: Save the date for our once-annual Tour de Farm. May 1, 2024 we bring back our signature event centered around local chef-made food, tours of our South Austin farm, and a uniquely rewarding opportunity to come together and fund our vital work growing towards a more just and joyful food future with youth leaders.⁠ ⁠ Wednesday, May 1 at Meanwhile Brewing Co (@meanwhilebeer) 🍽️🥬 Tickets go on sale soon!⁠ ⁠ Photo credit: Lauren Slusher
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🌻 Join the Urban Roots team this summer! ☀️⁠
⁠
We’re looking for a Summer Crew Leader who enjoys growing with youth, working outdoors + getting their hands in the soil, and getting to know their community!⁠
⁠
This is a a seasonal opportunity, working with our youth programs team and high school-age youth! The job is on-the-farm, reporting mostly from Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Pay is $20/hour. No farm knowledge is required; we’re looking for someone with a love for leading youth and being out in nature 💚Please share this opportunity with your network of awesome people!⁠
⁠
Learn more and apply at the link in our bio – applications close on April 12.
🌻 Join the Urban Roots team this summer! ☀️⁠ ⁠ We’re looking for a Summer Crew Leader who enjoys growing with youth, working outdoors + getting their hands in the soil, and getting to know their community!⁠ ⁠ This is a a seasonal opportunity, working with our youth programs team and high school-age youth! The job is on-the-farm, reporting mostly from Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Pay is $20/hour. No farm knowledge is required; we’re looking for someone with a love for leading youth and being out in nature 💚Please share this opportunity with your network of awesome people!⁠ ⁠ Learn more and apply at the link in our bio – applications close on April 12.
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Thank you for planting seeds of growth at Urban Roots! ⁠
⁠
We deeply appreciate everyone who has supported us during our first Sprout Fest and through this year’s Amplify Austin! Your contributions will help us continue to grow with youth leaders, bringing farm fresh produce to our community members who face challenges with food access here in Austin. ⁠
⁠
We’re filled with gratis, and we hope you come to visit/volunteer on the farm soon to enjoy some sunshine and good company on the land with us.⁠
Thank you for planting seeds of growth at Urban Roots! ⁠ ⁠ We deeply appreciate everyone who has supported us during our first Sprout Fest and through this year’s Amplify Austin! Your contributions will help us continue to grow with youth leaders, bringing farm fresh produce to our community members who face challenges with food access here in Austin. ⁠ ⁠ We’re filled with gratis, and we hope you come to visit/volunteer on the farm soon to enjoy some sunshine and good company on the land with us.⁠
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🌟 FINAL COUNTDOWN for Amplify Austin, wrapping up today at 6 p.m.! Give to your favorite nonprofits now and help support Austin’s vibrant community.⁠
⁠
Check out our stories to see/hear about what you’re funding when you donate to Urban Roots, and to hear directly from our team! We’ve shared farming tips, what we’re growing this season, and stories you’ll only hear here! Donate from the link our bio or throughout our stories! And THANK YOU 💚
🌟 FINAL COUNTDOWN for Amplify Austin, wrapping up today at 6 p.m.! Give to your favorite nonprofits now and help support Austin’s vibrant community.⁠ ⁠ Check out our stories to see/hear about what you’re funding when you donate to Urban Roots, and to hear directly from our team! We’ve shared farming tips, what we’re growing this season, and stories you’ll only hear here! Donate from the link our bio or throughout our stories! And THANK YOU 💚
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