Empower Youth. 
Nourish Community.

SO MUCH MORE THAN A FARM

Urban Roots cultivates leadership skills through food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community.
 
Update: For the safety of our youth, our staff, and our dedicated volunteers, Urban Roots will continue to wear masks and require those who are on the farm to wear masks.

empower

Urban Roots provides today’s 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 interns 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 over 25,000 pounds of fresh foods, and donate 40% of this to 7 hunger relief agencies across Austin.
OUR IMPACT

URBAN ROOTS FEATURED BY CBS NEWS & GODADDY

A huge thanks to CBS News and GoDaddy for featuring Urban Roots in their recent article and video, entitled “An urban farm’s quest to survive and thrive.” We were thrilled to be a part of this project and are so thankful to have had the opportunity to share how we have been impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis and pivoted during these challenging times.
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Farm Fact Friday: Squash

Happy Farm Fact Friday, everyone! Urban Roots is always growing, but you might be wondering what we’ve been growing for the summer. This season, we’ve been cultivating all sorts of delicious fruits and veggies, and for this Farm fact Friday, we’re going to be talking about the gourd-eous squash we’re growing: specifically, yellow and butternut […]

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