Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
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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February 16, 2023
News From The Farm – February

Thanks to the preparations, hard work, and quick thinking of our farm team, the early February freeze did little damage to our crops and farms. Otherwise in this past month, we’ve used our time to finish last year’s harvest and to reset the farms for the upcoming season, and made improvements for the future. Thanks […]

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January 20, 2023
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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January 13, 2023
Faces of Urban Roots: Farm Team

Meet our Farm Team! Their work is the reason we can do what we do, with their love and knowledge leading the way, from crop planning, to seeding, to harvest. They teach our youth and volunteers through the tasks they prepare, and nurture our organization, from the food we grow, as well as our organization. […]

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December 30, 2022
Our Year in Review

We here at Urban Roots wish you a happy New Year! As we reflect on the past year, we’ve been able to grow in many different ways, and we couldn’t have done it without our community of food access partners, volunteers, youth, sponsors, staff members, and friends of the farm. Check out the video to […]

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December 29, 2022
We are $2,586 away from our goal!

Don’t Miss the Chance to Support Urban Roots Before The Year Ends! Dear Friend of Urban Roots, As 2022 is drawing to a close, we are hopeful and excited about growing our impact in the coming year. We’re committed to serving even more youth and putting more fresh produce in the hands of Central Texans […]

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December 21, 2022
Farm Fact Friday: Cold Weather

Happy Farm Fact Friday . . . Early! In some places, winter can make farming quite difficult, but in the warmer climate in Texas, it makes a perfect recipe to grow things like lettuce, bok choi, broccoli, squash, and kale on the farm! Did you know weather can affect how your food tastes? For instance, […]

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