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Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
September 17, 2019
Seed to Harvest Kickoff 2019 Coming Up!

Our Annual Seed to Harvest Kickoff marks the beginning of a new growing season and a new year of Urban Roots programs! On October 23rd we invite you to come out to the Google Fiber Space to hear a few words from our amazing youth leaders, enjoy bites from our friends at Comedor and Austin Secret […]

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August 13, 2019
Our South Austin Internship Application is now open!

If you will be attending high school for the 2019-2020 school year and live in South Austin, read on! As you may have heard, Urban Roots is growing and that means we are on the search for a team of paid interns who are excited to lay the groundwork for our second farm. This unique […]

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May 22, 2019
We’re hiring! (Multiple Positions)

Urban Roots is currently accepting applications for the following positions: There are no open positions at this time.

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May 13, 2019
8th Annual Tour de Farm: A Recap!

Magical things happen when you work hard alongside other people. Our young leaders prove that every day. At the end of April, our community made something magical happen at the 8th Annual Tour de Farm presented by Farm To Table. We raised crucial funds that will help us serve amazing young people this season– a total of more […]

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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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