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November 24, 2022
Gratitude and Growth

We at Urban Roots have a lot to be grateful and thankful for this year. It’s been a true year of growth, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our Urban Roots community, from each volunteer, donor, youth, food access partner, and staff member who altogether create the heart of what we […]

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November 4, 2022
Autumn Skies and Harvest Days Ahead

We hope your October has been full of treats and some spooky fun! We’ve been planting up a storm and preparing for the eventual harvest season, including working compost from Organics by Gosh into our farming process for more nutritious and delicious veggies. Our youth also learned about composting, visited our food access partners, and […]

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November 4, 2022
News From the Farm

The farm team has been focused on all things planting this past month, and ensuring the farm is prepared and ready for the season ahead! Our farm team started off the month by finishing bed preparation and then seeded and transplanted our gorgeous veggies. They got our Brassicas area (think green, stalk veggies) filled with […]

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November 4, 2022
Youth in the Fall

The youth have been getting their hands in the dirt this past month, leading volunteers through transplanting, seeding, and composting tasks to ensure the farm is prepared for our upcoming harvest season. They learned about the composting process as they incorporated it into the soil. The youth also spent time volunteering with Farmshare and Community […]

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October 21, 2022
Farm Fact Friday: Winter Veggie Soup

It’s Farm Fact Friday, folks! This week, we’re sharing a staff-recommended NY Times soup recipe by Martha Rose Shulman to warm up with for the upcoming chilly part of the year. It’s a delicious winter veggie soup, made with potatoes, leeks, carrots, and turnips!  Ingredients 3  large leeks (1 to 1 1/2 pounds), white parts […]

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October 14, 2022
Farm Fact Friday: Sugar Snap Peas

Happy Farm Fact Friday, everyone! This week we’re talking about sugar snap peas, something we’re growing on the farm, and a crunchy, munchy, delicious snack. They’re full of fiber, and compared to their snap pea cousins, they’re sweeter and thicker and can be considered one of the most flavor-packed peas. They’re a crossover between shelling […]

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October 7, 2022
Thank you, Organics by Gosh!

Urban Roots is grateful to local business Organics by Gosh, who donated 20 cubic yards of their organic compost! Their kind donation will allow us to tend to our crops with even more love, making our produce even more delicious and nutritious. It will also help us teach our youth more about sustainable farming practices, […]

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October 7, 2022
Farm Fact Friday: Uses for Dead Leaves

Happy Farm Fact Friday, everyone! Since it’s that time of year, we’re talking about dead leaves today, and their importance, though they might not seem so at first glance. It’s easy to rake them up without thought, and it may be annoying to have to grab the leaf blower to clear walkways, but they play […]

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October 6, 2022
Leaves are Falling, Autumn is Calling

It’s fall, y’all! This past month we’ve been busy preparing for the season, like with our farm team shaping our beds, and planting up a storm (tomatoes, root crops, leafy greens like kale, herbs, and summer and winter squash) and welcoming youth onto the farm with our youth programs starting for the season. We’re also […]

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