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Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
October 2, 2020
Urban Roots Produce Shares are Back!

Urban Roots is excited to announce that produce shares are back! We are now accepting orders for our fall harvest season. The first week of shares will be available for pick up on Wednesday, October 7th! Read below for more details, and purchase a mixed produce share here.  Between now and early December, Urban Roots […]

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September 17, 2020
Cast Your Vote: Urban Roots is on the Wheatsville Ballot

Are you a Wheatsville Owner? Vote for Urban Roots to be a Community Action recipient in 2021! Urban Roots is on the ballot in this year’s Wheatsville Co-Op’s Owner Election! Help us raise money, win volunteers, and get the word out about Urban Roots by casting your vote between now and November 20th. Your vote […]

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September 9, 2020
The Clock is Ticking to Apply for the Urban Roots Food & Leadership Fellowship

Calling all interested youth applicants for the upcoming Urban Roots Food & Leadership Fellowship! This is a paid leadership development program for young adults in the Austin area that are between 17 – 23 years old. Fellows will learn how to grow thousands of pounds of sustainable produce while growing core professional development skills and […]

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September 7, 2020
Urban Roots Honors Farmers, Ranchers, Farmworkers, & More This Labor Day

This Labor Day, we want to honor farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers who are working tirelessly to provide food for our country, despite the difficult conditions and challenges they are facing during this pandemic. We’d also like to honor all essential and front line workers for keeping us safe, healthy, and secure. In a time where […]

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September 3, 2020
Urban Roots Featured on Decibel

Urban Roots youth and our Community Engagement Program Manager Sydney Corbin were recently featured on Decibel in the segment, “Planting The Seed: Urban Roots Farm Turns Interns Into Storytellers.” “While a typical internship at Urban Roots Farm involves interns getting their hands dirty, the pandemic left most interns stuck at home. But a new initiative […]

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September 1, 2020
Calling New Community Crew Members!

  Urban Roots is seeking new members for our Community Crew! While our farm is still closed to public volunteer groups due to the pandemic, Urban Roots formed a small, yet, mighty Community Crew to help us continue our farm operations. If you are interested in sustainable agriculture, enjoy the outdoors, and want to support […]

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August 28, 2020
Now Accepting Applications for Urban Roots South Austin Internship

Urban Roots is currently seeking applicants for our South Austin Internship program! If you are in high school and live in South Austin, this internship is especially for you! South Austin Interns will get paid to meet with residents for storytelling about food and community and to learn about what is important to residents that […]

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August 27, 2020
Urban Roots Seeking a Finance & Operations Director 

Employer: Urban Roots Position: Finance & Operations Director Reports to: Executive Director Full-Time, Salaried, Benefits Who we are: Urban Roots uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. The only farm-based youth development and community impact organization in Austin, we have served 525 teens and […]

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August 27, 2020
A Message from Urban Roots’ New Executive Director

Dear Friends and Supporters, Okra. Yep, I’m starting with okra. When I was growing up, okra was fried and mushy and nothing that I was remotely interested in. But just a few short weeks ago, while walking around the farm with my brilliant predecessor Max, I ate fresh okra off the vine. And it was […]

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