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Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
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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December 1, 2018
Planting Seed, Planting Stories (Matching Opportunity before 12/31!)

We grow so much more than produce. Because of you, Urban Roots is a place where stories grow. Qwynci is 17 years old and in her second internship at Urban Roots. Last summer, she shared her story of growth at a community lunch on our farm. During her speech, Qwynci shared her vision to create […]

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November 12, 2018
Lettuce Say Thanks at our Open House on 11/20

On Tuesday, 11/20 from 12-1:30pm, we’d love to celebrate our wonderful community at our final Open House of 2018! Join us for treats from our friends at Home Slice Pizza and Hops & Grain, a few words from our youth leaders, and a farm tour with farm director Lea Scott. Plus, we’ll have produce available […]

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October 16, 2018
We’re hiring! (New Positions)

Urban Roots is currently hiring and accepting applications for a few positions in this work to empower youth and nourish community. Are you who we’re looking for? We’d love to hear from you. We are looking for an innovative, effective, and committed Farm Manager to join our team! Please check out the listing here for […]

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October 5, 2018
UPDATED: Urban Roots Fall 2018 Open House Moved to 10/20!

UPDATE: The Open House has been moved to Saturday, October 20th! Our open house represents a great opportunity to come to the Urban Roots farm to hear a few words from our young leaders, enjoy pizza by Via313 and Hops & Grain, and get an insider’s farm tour. This event is COMPLETELY FREE and open to […]

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September 21, 2018
Hunger Relief Partners

Each year, Urban Roots donates 40% of our harvest to local food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations supporting food justice in Austin. What’s more, our Youth Interns volunteer at these same organizations to learn first-hand about hunger and food access issues in Austin while discovering their own ability to make a difference. In the […]

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September 12, 2018
We’re Hiring!

Urban Roots is looking for an experienced, passionate fundraiser and organizational leader to join our team as Development Director. Please check out the listing here for more information on the position and how to apply.

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August 20, 2018
Tickets Now Available for the Seed to Harvest Kickoff!

 Our Annual Seed to Harvest Kickoff, presented by Independence Title Company, marks the beginning of a fresh season and a new year for Urban Roots! On September 26th we will gather friends for a happy hour fundraiser at The Google Fiber Space to enjoy a few words from our youth leaders, bites from Eden East and […]

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August 20, 2018
Get paid to grow: Apply for the Food & Leadership Fellowship!

Applications for our fall 2018 Food & Leadership Fellowship are open through September 18th! This is a paid fellowship for 17-23 year olds interested in growing fresh food, serving the community, and developing leadership skills. Check out the link below for more information about the fellowship and applying! Apply today!

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