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June 24, 2022
Farm Fact Friday: Squash

Happy Farm Fact Friday, everyone! Urban Roots is always growing, but you might be wondering what we’ve been growing for the summer. This season, we’ve been cultivating all sorts of delicious fruits and veggies, and for this Farm fact Friday, we’re going to be talking about the gourd-eous squash we’re growing: specifically, yellow and butternut […]

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June 19, 2022
Happy Juneteenth!

“O, let America be America again – The land that never has been yet –And yet must be – the land where every man is free.”  Langston Hughes Today is June Nineteenth, or Juneteenth, which marks the anniversary of federal troops marching into Galveston, Texas in 1865 to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation, and ensure all […]

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June 17, 2022
Farm Fact Friday: Beating Texas Heat

Happy Farm Fact Friday! As we all know, this summer will be H-O-T, and it’s difficult to keep your soil wet against the Texas summer sun and water restrictions. This week, we’re sharing some tips to help you beat the heat in your garden and outdoor plants. – Your lawn: your lawn can go dormant […]

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June 10, 2022
Farm Fact Friday: Natural Bug Repellent

Happy Farm Fact Friday! To greet summer coming on the way, we’re sharing two natural bug repellents to keep pesky bugs and critters out of your plants or garden. The first bug repellent we’re sharing is orange spray. Orange spray is an easy-to-make pest deterrent you can make with your orange peels at home! It’s […]

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June 3, 2022
Farm Fact Friday: Houseplant Ailments

It’s Farm Fact Friday once again, and this week we’ll be discussing the farm closer to home, with your plants around the house! This week we’ll be talking about five common issues when caring for your plants at home, like yellowing of the leaves. Yellowing Leaves: This could be caused by a number of reasons, […]

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June 2, 2022
Youth Update: Farewell to Urban Roots’ Youth

The youth, the Food and Leadership fellows and the South Austin interns have had a warm final month of their programs. The fellows have been cooking it up in cooking workshops on the farm with farm produce they harvested; the fellows made ratatouille, tofu lettuce wraps, salads, and kale chips with pico (yum!) and even […]

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May 31, 2022
Happy Pride Month

Gilbert Baker, the activist who made the quintessential queer pride flag, said what inspired him about the flag was that it represented the “rainbow of humanity.” It’s Pride Month, and we want to celebrate the enduring bravery and ever growing legacy of love of not just the Stonewall Uprising and ensuing movements. We want to […]

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May 31, 2022
Farm Updates: Harvesting Some Spring Sunshine

Urban Roots has entered our harvest time for the spring season as we approach summer. We’ve been able to share more with our food access partners, though we’ve been fighting the unexpected heat and pests. We’ve been harvesting onions, cilantro, radish, and spinach, and are expecting to harvest potatoes, beets, and carrots soon. Cucumbers, squash, […]

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May 31, 2022
Urban Roots is Going Back to Farmer’s Markets!

It’s been two long years since we’ve sold produce at farmer’s markets, and we’re ecstatic to share that we’re returning to the stalls! Urban Roots will be attending 4 farmer’s markets over the summer, on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sustainable Food Center’s Sunset Valley Market. Said Saturdays will be June […]

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