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May 27, 2021
Thank you to the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative!

The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative helped Urban Roots deliver 80 farm shares this month by bike to families around Austin. A big thanks goes out to Ghisallo Cycling Initiative and their cycling community for their support! Happy Bike-Month! Follow them on Facebook @GhisalloCycling, and stay tuned for more collaborations coming this the Fall. Stay up to date with Urban Roots […]

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May 27, 2021
Congrats to the 13 South Austin Interns!

Congrats to the 13 South Austin Interns who completed the South Austin Internship program! These interns showed up from October to May ready to have fun and build meaningful relationships with each other and their community. They met virtually with residents to create recipes together, distributed over 300 flyers in the Dove Springs community, participated […]

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May 27, 2021
Urban Roots Fellows Finish Strong

Fellows have been busy during their last month of the spring Fellowship! They harvested all the beautiful produce that has been packed in our community and Go Austin/Vamos Austin shares. They also led our Board members and HEB groups in farm tasks to practice the leadership skills they’ve been cultivating. They wrapped up food justice […]

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May 26, 2021
A Texas-Sized Thank You

Photo Credit: Lloyd Deviney We tip our hat to It’s Time Texas and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas for awarding Urban Roots with the Healthy Kids Healthy Families® grant of $40,000. The folks at the statewide nonprofit It’s Time Texas have a vision of every Texan being empowered to lead healthier lives, build […]

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May 7, 2021
See the Official Tour de Farm Chef, Restaurant, & Beverage Partner Lineup! 

Register today for Urban Roots’ signature event of the year!  Urban Roots is gearing up for our annual Tour de Farm event on Wednesday, May 19 from 6 – 9 p.m.! We’re pleased to share our official chef and restaurant lineup, plus our beverage partners! These renowned local chefs will prepare delicious items for the picnic-style […]

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May 3, 2021
Wheelie Good Farm Shares

May is bike Month! Urban Roots is excited to be partnering with Ghisallo to share this spring’s bounty with our neighbors! During the month of May, Urban Roots and Ghisallo pledge to donate produce to 20 families each week and deliver on bikes to those facing food insecurity. Join us in our pledge to get […]

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April 7, 2021
You’re invited: Tour de Farm registration is now open!

Register today for Urban Roots’ signature event of the year! Join us in-person or virtually on Wednesday, May 19 from 6 – 9 p.m. for an inspiring evening showcasing youth stories, elegant plates created by renowned local chefs, and Urban Roots’ new farm in South Austin! The event will start with golden hour farm tours, […]

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March 31, 2021
Today and Everyday We Honor the Legacy of Cesar Chávez

Urban Roots celebrates American civil rights activist and farm laborer Cesar Chávez. “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” – Cesar Chávez   Today we honor […]

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March 25, 2021
Attention Cycling Enthusiasts

Good news for all of our farm-loving cyclists! Thanks to the generosity of Movability and the talented craftsmanship of the folks at Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, we have a new bicycle rack at our Eastside farm on Delwau Lane. The farm connects directly to the Southern Walnut Creek Trail, which makes riding to the farm both […]

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