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January 17, 2022
Urban Roots Honors the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Urban Roots honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a powerful leader, activist, orator, and writer. Dr. King exemplifies what it means to be a leader driven by compassion, nonviolence, and the belief that all people are created equal. From his 1957 book, “Stride Toward Freedom,” Dr. King said, “True peace is not merely the […]

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December 23, 2021
Urban Roots is Seeking Applicants for Two Paid Youth Opportunities!

We’re Hiring!  Have you heard the news? Urban Roots is hiring! Two exciting paid youth opportunities will begin in the new year, and we’re currently accepting applications for both! Learn more below. Please share widely!  -Spring 2022 Food & Leadership Fellowship – Youth 17 to 23: This is a paid, hands-on leadership development opportunity on […]

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December 23, 2021
Plant the Seeds to Grow Our Impact in 2022

2021 confirmed something we all know—the only way to build a better world is to move forward together with our eyes and hearts open, and to really see. Even the hard things.  Like, 13 Travis County zip codes have no grocery store. 15% of our Travis County neighbors experience food insecurity, which means they are without reliable access […]

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December 22, 2021
Happy Holidays from Urban Roots

Urban Roots wishes everyone a wonderful holiday season! Like Santa’s toy shop, things are bustling around here as we prepare for the end of the year. Our winter harvest is “wrapping up” as we begin plans for spring planting. And our fellows and volunteers have been busy preparing the gift of gorgeous veggies for our […]

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December 21, 2021
Thank you, Thundercloud Subs!

As a part of our work, we get the pleasure of connecting with partners that make it a point to support their community and make a positive difference! One of our longest and closest partners is ThunderCloud Subs. We are so appreciative for their ongoing support over the past 12 years! When asked about why […]

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December 20, 2021
Urban Roots Farm, Hunger Relief, & Volunteer Updates

New & Notable at the Farm Urban Roots is rounding out our bulk harvest season with our first round of beets, broccoli, and carrots currently being harvested! Every tomato has been harvested before officially pulling the cages and plants for the season. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be focused on prepping for the spring season. […]

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December 20, 2021
Empowering Youth: Updates on Urban Roots Youth Leaders

Urban Roots youth leaders have been hard at work this past month developing their leadership skills, deepening their food justice understanding, engaging in hunger relief work, and more! Keep reading for more updates on both our youth programs.  Food & Leadership Fellowship Fellows continued to put their leadership skills to work by hosting a variety […]

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December 9, 2021
Meet Nicholas, an Urban Roots Youth Leader

Hear from an Urban Roots Youth & Learn The Story Behind Our South Austin Internship Here at Urban Roots, we’ve been on a mission for over a decade to cultivate leadership skills through food and farming to transform the lives of young people, and to inspire, engage, and nourish the community. Our efforts are centered […]

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December 7, 2021
Apply Today for the Spring 2022 Food & Leadership Fellowship!

Urban Roots Seeking Applicants for the Food & Leadership Fellowship Urban Roots is now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 Food & Leadership Fellowship! The Food and Leadership Fellowship is a paid, hands-on leadership development opportunity for young people ages 17 to 23 on the Urban Roots farm. Fellows will learn how to grow thousands […]

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