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Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
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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March 24, 2021
Support Urban Roots By Purchasing a Mixed Vegetable Share Today!

Urban Roots is excited to announce that our mixed vegetable shares are back this spring! Our mixed share program not only supports Urban Roots and our ongoing efforts to nourish our community, but it also creates opportunities for underserved youth to discover their power and effect real change in our shared communities. Every item included […]

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March 17, 2021
Save the Date: Tour de Farm is back May 19, 2021!

Tour de Farm is back this spring! Tour de Farm is back this year – and on the farm! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 19, 2021 for an inspiring event showcasing youth stories, elegant plates created by renowned local chefs, and Urban Roots’ new farm in South Austin! We’ll start with a farm tour, […]

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March 9, 2021
We did it!

178 donors helped us Amplify Urban Roots last week! Thank you to everyone who donated, shared, and celebrated Urban Roots’ Amplify Austin fundraiser. 178 donors helped us raise over $22,000. Once again, Austinites proved that when we come together, we can make a real difference in our shared community. Because of you, Urban Roots will […]

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March 5, 2021
Amplify Austin Farmers today and everyday!

ICYMI: Urban Roots was featured in the Austin Chronicle alongside other farms damaged by the Winter Storms. If you’ve been around for a while, you’ve likely heard us refer to farming as the vehicle for our youth leadership programs. But why farming? Urban Roots was featured in “Supporting Local Farmers and Ranchers Helps Everyone” in […]

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March 4, 2021
It’s time to rebuild: Amplify Austin is here!

Amplify Austin Day is here, and Urban Roots is calling on our community to help us raise $30,000 to support our storm recovery efforts. With your generous support, Urban Roots will rebuild our Hoop House and get back to what we do best – growing youth leaders right here in Austin. Make your gift now […]

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March 3, 2021
Learn More About the Impact of Winter Storm Uri on Urban Roots

Help us write the end of our Winter Storm Uri story.     Hear from Community Crew Members about their experience after the storm and why they volunteer at Urban Roots.     Without doubt, each of us has a story of Winter Storm Uri that will be told over the years. The stories likely […]

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