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
Farm Fact Friday: Mid-Jan to Mid-Feb Planting

Happy Farm Fact Friday, everyone! This week, we’re sharing some behind-the-scenes insights into what  we’re planning on planting this season. Note: As we’re experimenting with more succession planting (planting in intervals to ensure crops grow throughout the season), this may look a little different from when you may start planting at home. Week of January […]

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  • We’re honored to be named the beneficiary to the @winefoodfdn’s 2023 #BigRedsandBubbles event happening on February 9! One of the most anticipated wine and food events in Austin, the sip-and-stroll style party will have food from some of the best restaurants in Austin paired with delicious wines from across the world. Join in for an evening of delicious fun! Tickets are available from the Wine & Food Foundation by following the link in bio.⁠
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[pictured: a spread of party foods in a table with event details printed in white text on a green background and the Urban Roots logo.]
  • Be part of our 2023 Spring Food and Leadership Fellowship! Urban Roots is looking for young people between the ages of 17 and 23 to take part in our leadership development program on the farm. Youth learn practical farming skills, professional development, and deepen their understanding of food justice and equity. The program runs February 15th to May 19th, Wednesdays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fellows will earn $16/hour. Follow the link in bio to learn more and apply (make sure to apply before the portal closes Feb 1st)!
  • It’s Farm Fact Friday, farm friends, and this week we’re sharing what we’re planting on the farm for the next few weeks. 🌱 As it’s early in the season, we’re starting with Boldero carrots, Red Noodle beans (similar to string beans), and three types of onions! We’re experimenting with succession planting on the farms this season to maintain a more steady and sustainable flow of harvesting. Follow the link in bio for more information!
  • Thank you to everyone who lent their time and hands for our #MLKDay volunteer days! We were able to plant a massive 9,000 onions of three varieties – red Southern Belles, White Bermudas, and yellow Texas Super Sweets. They’ll be ready in our upcoming spring harvest, and we can’t wait to share them with you!
  • Last chance to sign up and volunteer with us Saturday the 14th or Monday the 16th, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for early #MLKDay volunteering! We will also have an Open House and Tour on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.. Our Open House will show be on our South Austin farm, with our awesome ALI youth leading the tours. Register by following the linkin.bio!
  • #Celebrate and honor #MLKDay with Urban Roots! Join hands with the community and get dirty with us, Saturday the 14th or Monday the 16th, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with an Open House and Tour on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.. Our Open House will show off our South Austin farm, with our ALI youth leading the tours. Follow the linkin.bio to register!
  • Urban Roots is hiring for our Spring 2022 Food and Leadership Fellowship! We’re seeking young people between the ages of 17 to 23 for an in-person, on-the-farm opportunity where they can develop core professional skills, deepen their understanding of food justice, and learn to grow produce on a large scale. The program will pay $16/hour and run February 15th, to May 19th, Wednesdays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Applications close February 1st, so apply soon! Learn more about the position and apply by following the linkin.bio!
  • Honor #MLKDay this year with Urban Roots! MLK Day is often considered a day of community and service, and is a great opportunity to give back. Volunteer with us, Saturday the 14th or Monday the 16th, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with an Open House and Tour on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. Our Open House will be on our South Austin farm, with our ALI youth leading the tours, discussing our work, and why it’s needed in Central Texas. Follow the linkin.bio to register!
We’re honored to be named the beneficiary to the @winefoodfdn’s 2023 #BigRedsandBubbles event happening on February 9! One of the most anticipated wine and food events in Austin, the sip-and-stroll style party will have food from some of the best restaurants in Austin paired with delicious wines from across the world. Join in for an evening of delicious fun! Tickets are available from the Wine & Food Foundation by following the link in bio.⁠
⁠
[pictured: a spread of party foods in a table with event details printed in white text on a green background and the Urban Roots logo.]
We’re honored to be named the beneficiary to the @winefoodfdn’s 2023 #BigRedsandBubbles event happening on February 9! One of the most anticipated wine and food events in Austin, the sip-and-stroll style party will have food from some of the best restaurants in Austin paired with delicious wines from across the world. Join in for an evening of delicious fun! Tickets are available from the Wine & Food Foundation by following the link in bio.⁠ ⁠ [pictured: a spread of party foods in a table with event details printed in white text on a green background and the Urban Roots logo.]
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Be part of our 2023 Spring Food and Leadership Fellowship! Urban Roots is looking for young people between the ages of 17 and 23 to take part in our leadership development program on the farm. Youth learn practical farming skills, professional development, and deepen their understanding of food justice and equity. The program runs February 15th to May 19th, Wednesdays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fellows will earn $16/hour. Follow the link in bio to learn more and apply (make sure to apply before the portal closes Feb 1st)!
Be part of our 2023 Spring Food and Leadership Fellowship! Urban Roots is looking for young people between the ages of 17 and 23 to take part in our leadership development program on the farm. Youth learn practical farming skills, professional development, and deepen their understanding of food justice and equity. The program runs February 15th to May 19th, Wednesdays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fellows will earn $16/hour. Follow the link in bio to learn more and apply (make sure to apply before the portal closes Feb 1st)!
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It’s Farm Fact Friday, farm friends, and this week we’re sharing what we’re planting on the farm for the next few weeks. 🌱 As it’s early in the season, we’re starting with Boldero carrots, Red Noodle beans (similar to string beans), and three types of onions! We’re experimenting with succession planting on the farms this season to maintain a more steady and sustainable flow of harvesting. Follow the link in bio for more information!
It’s Farm Fact Friday, farm friends, and this week we’re sharing what we’re planting on the farm for the next few weeks. 🌱 As it’s early in the season, we’re starting with Boldero carrots, Red Noodle beans (similar to string beans), and three types of onions! We’re experimenting with succession planting on the farms this season to maintain a more steady and sustainable flow of harvesting. Follow the link in bio for more information!
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Thank you to everyone who lent their time and hands for our #MLKDay volunteer days! We were able to plant a massive 9,000 onions of three varieties – red Southern Belles, White Bermudas, and yellow Texas Super Sweets. They’ll be ready in our upcoming spring harvest, and we can’t wait to share them with you!
Thank you to everyone who lent their time and hands for our #MLKDay volunteer days! We were able to plant a massive 9,000 onions of three varieties – red Southern Belles, White Bermudas, and yellow Texas Super Sweets. They’ll be ready in our upcoming spring harvest, and we can’t wait to share them with you!
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Last chance to sign up and volunteer with us Saturday the 14th or Monday the 16th, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for early #MLKDay volunteering! We will also have an Open House and Tour on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.. Our Open House will show be on our South Austin farm, with our awesome ALI youth leading the tours. Register by following the linkin.bio!
Last chance to sign up and volunteer with us Saturday the 14th or Monday the 16th, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for early #MLKDay volunteering! We will also have an Open House and Tour on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.. Our Open House will show be on our South Austin farm, with our awesome ALI youth leading the tours. Register by following the linkin.bio!
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#Celebrate and honor #MLKDay with Urban Roots! Join hands with the community and get dirty with us, Saturday the 14th or Monday the 16th, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with an Open House and Tour on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.. Our Open House will show off our South Austin farm, with our ALI youth leading the tours. Follow the linkin.bio to register!
#Celebrate and honor #MLKDay with Urban Roots! Join hands with the community and get dirty with us, Saturday the 14th or Monday the 16th, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with an Open House and Tour on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.. Our Open House will show off our South Austin farm, with our ALI youth leading the tours. Follow the linkin.bio to register!
#Celebrate and honor #MLKDay with Urban Roots! Join hands with the community and get dirty with us, Saturday the 14th or Monday the 16th, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with an Open House and Tour on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.. Our Open House will show off our South Austin farm, with our ALI youth leading the tours. Follow the linkin.bio to register!
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Urban Roots is hiring for our Spring 2022 Food and Leadership Fellowship! We’re seeking young people between the ages of 17 to 23 for an in-person, on-the-farm opportunity where they can develop core professional skills, deepen their understanding of food justice, and learn to grow produce on a large scale. The program will pay $16/hour and run February 15th, to May 19th, Wednesdays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Applications close February 1st, so apply soon! Learn more about the position and apply by following the linkin.bio!
Urban Roots is hiring for our Spring 2022 Food and Leadership Fellowship! We’re seeking young people between the ages of 17 to 23 for an in-person, on-the-farm opportunity where they can develop core professional skills, deepen their understanding of food justice, and learn to grow produce on a large scale. The program will pay $16/hour and run February 15th, to May 19th, Wednesdays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Applications close February 1st, so apply soon! Learn more about the position and apply by following the linkin.bio!
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Honor #MLKDay this year with Urban Roots! MLK Day is often considered a day of community and service, and is a great opportunity to give back. Volunteer with us, Saturday the 14th or Monday the 16th, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with an Open House and Tour on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. Our Open House will be on our South Austin farm, with our ALI youth leading the tours, discussing our work, and why it’s needed in Central Texas. Follow the linkin.bio to register!
Honor #MLKDay this year with Urban Roots! MLK Day is often considered a day of community and service, and is a great opportunity to give back. Volunteer with us, Saturday the 14th or Monday the 16th, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with an Open House and Tour on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. Our Open House will be on our South Austin farm, with our ALI youth leading the tours, discussing our work, and why it’s needed in Central Texas. Follow the linkin.bio to register!
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