Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
April 11, 2024
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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January 16, 2024
Urban Roots Welcomes New Executive Director, Brian Stephens

Urban Roots welcomed Brian Stephens as our new executive director in December of 2023. Our farm-based youth leadership organization has been growing in Austin, Texas, for 15 years, and Stephens joins us at the beginning of a new season of growth, maturity, and opportunity.   “Brian’s experience as chief communications officer at Andy Roddick Foundation, coupled […]

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July 26, 2023
A Farewell from Executive Director Frances Deviney

The Urban Roots team is so grateful for the time we’ve had with our executive director since 2020, Frances Deviney. Frances’ final day will be July 28, 2023. Matt Glazer has joined us as interim executive director while the search for the permanent director is led by the board of directors, which you can read […]

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July 7, 2023
Matt Glazer to Serve as Interim Executive Director of Urban Roots

We are pleased to announce that Matt Glazer will begin work with Urban Roots as interim executive director on July 20, 2023. Matt is an experienced leader specializing in executive management and change management and was part of the team that worked with Urban Roots to develop our current strategic plan. He will jump in […]

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May 30, 2023
Featured Farm Folks – Radical Family Farms

Check out a growing farm making waves in the world! Radical Family Farms, a relatively new farm founded in 2018, showcases important ways that farming and community can intertwine. Radical Family Farms grows culturally relevant food for “Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Japanese and South East Asian diaspora” that reflect the roots of owner and farmer, Leslie […]

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May 25, 2023
News From the Farm – May

Since we saw you last: Our trusty farm team took on the hustle and bustle of the spring season with great spirit and love! They started with tons of transplanting and direct seeding, planting a significant number of crops like beans, peas, cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, basil, squash, and lettuce to name a few (yum!). With […]

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March 22, 2023
News From the Farm – March

“Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson March means the start of spring, and a new season beginning in earnest. This March is all new growth and preparation for spring, with our team busy preparing beds for seeds, directly seeding, transplanting young growths, and laying out our watering […]

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March 22, 2023
Youth Update – March 2023

This past month, our Advanced Leadership Internship has spent their time at Wheatsville’s community kitchen nurturing their culinary skills! These weeks of cooking culminated into our U R Chopped competition, where youth worked in teams to cook with mystery ingredients. Who would’ve thought that clamato, honey buns, canned tuna and broccoli could come together to make […]

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March 20, 2023

We’re celebrating our Programs Coordinator, Pili Gyasi, and our Community Engagement Program Manager, Sydney Corbin! These two awesome Urban Roots teammates were chosen to help develop  the City of Austin’s and Travis County’s Food Plan, taking on roles as a Community Food Ambassador and Community Advisory Committee member, respectively. These important roles are for folks […]

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