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Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
March 5, 2021
Amplify Austin Farmers today and everyday!

ICYMI: Urban Roots was featured in the Austin Chronicle alongside other farms damaged by the Winter Storms. If you’ve been around for a while, you’ve likely heard us refer to farming as the vehicle for our youth leadership programs. But why farming? Urban Roots was featured in “Supporting Local Farmers and Ranchers Helps Everyone” in […]

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March 4, 2021
It’s time to rebuild: Amplify Austin is here!

Amplify Austin Day is here, and Urban Roots is calling on our community to help us raise $30,000 to support our storm recovery efforts. With your generous support, Urban Roots will rebuild our Hoop House and get back to what we do best – growing youth leaders right here in Austin. Make your gift now […]

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March 3, 2021
Learn More About the Impact of Winter Storm Uri on Urban Roots

Help us write the end of our Winter Storm Uri story.     Hear from Community Crew Members about their experience after the storm and why they volunteer at Urban Roots.     Without doubt, each of us has a story of Winter Storm Uri that will be told over the years. The stories likely […]

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March 2, 2021
Recovery Update from the Farm & an Amplify Austin Match!

            Watch our all-new video to learn more about the impact of Winter Storm Uri on the Urban Roots Farm and how you can help us #StartFresh. In this video you’ll hear directly from Executive Director Frances Deviney and Farm Manager Montana Stovall. As our Youth Leaders, Staff, and Volunteers […]

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February 26, 2021
#StartingFresh . . . and How You Can Help

In the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri, we are confronted with A LOT of important questions. Chief among them is how we can better protect and stabilize the basic needs infrastructures of water, electricity, and food. America’s food supply is generally so plentiful, many folks often forget that it’s not accessible for all – a […]

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February 26, 2021
Help Urban Roots Recover After the Storm

When Urban Roots launched our Amplify Austin campaign, we never expected that just a week later a winter storm would devastate farms across Central Texas, and destroy Urban Roots’ Hoop House. That’s why we’re using Amplify Austin to raise funds to recover our farm and get back to doing what we do best– growing leaders […]

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February 9, 2021
Invest in Future Leaders by Helping Us on Amplify Austin Day

Confidence. Opportunity. Vulnerability. Community. That’s what it takes to change lives, communities, and maybe even the entire food system! Leading up to Amplify Austin Day, set for March 4-5, 2021, Urban Roots is amplifying youth stories that speak to the transformative power of food and farming. During Urban Roots Internships and Fellowships, youth learn and […]

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January 27, 2021
Urban Roots Awarded USDA Grant to Continue Growing Youth Programming & Community Outreach in Southeast Austin

This process takes time, but with community members like you, every milestone feels extra rewarding! Urban Roots was recently awarded a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture and the critical timing of that funding cannot be understated. This grant will allow Urban Roots to continue growing youth programming and community outreach […]

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January 27, 2021
See what’s sprouting at our new S. Austin farm!

We are excited to share the news about one of our biggest adventures . . . a second farm! We are eternally grateful to the City of Austin (our new landlord!), our Dove Springs neighbors, and our amazing partners and donors whose steadfast belief in our mission to cultivate youth leadership and nourish the community […]

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