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Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
March 29, 2019
Early-Bird Tickets Now Live: 8th Annual Tour de Farm

You don’t want to miss this! Urban Roots’ 8th Annual Tour de Farm is the most unique non-profit event in Austin, combining our farm-fresh produce and the city’s top chefs to raise money for Austin’s young leaders. Join us on April 28th at Fair Market for a night of food, fun, and giving back! For […]

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February 14, 2019
#amplifyURstory During Amplify Austin

One youth’s chapter at Urban Roots can turn into a lifetime of leadership for our community. And if you’ve ever met an Urban Roots youth, tasted the produce they have grown, or visited the farm, then you also have an Urban Roots story of your own! Amplify Austin is happening February 28th at 6pm to […]

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February 8, 2019
A Reflection on the 2019 Annual MLK Weekend of Service

Hello, world! My name is Marissa and I am the new Program Coordinator here at Urban Roots. Last month, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we had two volunteer days where over 80 community members gathered to work with us to build community and reflect on his legacy. Our days opened with us […]

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January 16, 2019
MLK Weekend of Service and Open House!

Now more than ever, we are inspired and challenged by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s courageous work for racial justice and a truly inclusive, nourished community. Urban Roots’ Annual MLK Weekend of Service is an opportunity to celebrate and honor his legacy through serving our community together and growing food for our neighbors in need. We’ll […]

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December 11, 2018
A Second Home for Urban Roots

 Dear Friends, We have some exciting news to share! On the heels of our 10th year of empowering youth and nourishing the Austin community, we are thrilled to announce that the Austin City Council has unanimously approved a long-term lease arrangement for Urban Roots to develop an additional farm site in southeast Austin. We are […]

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December 1, 2018
Planting Seed, Planting Stories (Matching Opportunity before 12/31!)

We grow so much more than produce. Because of you, Urban Roots is a place where stories grow. Qwynci is 17 years old and in her second internship at Urban Roots. Last summer, she shared her story of growth at a community lunch on our farm. During her speech, Qwynci shared her vision to create […]

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November 12, 2018
Lettuce Say Thanks at our Open House on 11/20

On Tuesday, 11/20 from 12-1:30pm, we’d love to celebrate our wonderful community at our final Open House of 2018! Join us for treats from our friends at Home Slice Pizza and Hops & Grain, a few words from our youth leaders, and a farm tour with farm director Lea Scott. Plus, we’ll have produce available […]

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October 16, 2018
We’re hiring! (New Positions)

Urban Roots is currently hiring and accepting applications for a few positions in this work to empower youth and nourish community. Are you who we’re looking for? We’d love to hear from you. We are looking for an innovative, effective, and committed Farm Manager to join our team! Please check out the listing here for […]

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October 5, 2018
UPDATED: Urban Roots Fall 2018 Open House Moved to 10/20!

UPDATE: The Open House has been moved to Saturday, October 20th! Our open house represents a great opportunity to come to the Urban Roots farm to hear a few words from our young leaders, enjoy pizza by Via313 and Hops & Grain, and get an insider’s farm tour. This event is COMPLETELY FREE and open to […]

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