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January 20, 2023
Farm Fact Friday: Mid-Jan to Mid-Feb Planting

Happy Farm Fact Friday, everyone! This week, we’re sharing some behind-the-scenes insights into what  we’re planning on planting this season. Note: As we’re experimenting with more succession planting (planting in intervals to ensure crops grow throughout the season), this may look a little different from when you may start planting at home. Week of January […]

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January 13, 2023
Faces of Urban Roots: Farm Team

Meet our Farm Team! Their work is the reason we can do what we do, with their love and knowledge leading the way, from crop planning, to seeding, to harvest. They teach our youth and volunteers through the tasks they prepare, and nurture our organization, from the food we grow, as well as our organization. […]

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December 30, 2022
Our Year in Review

We here at Urban Roots wish you a happy New Year! As we reflect on the past year, we’ve been able to grow in many different ways, and we couldn’t have done it without our community of food access partners, volunteers, youth, sponsors, staff members, and friends of the farm. Check out the video to […]

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December 29, 2022
We are $2,586 away from our goal!

Don’t Miss the Chance to Support Urban Roots Before The Year Ends! Dear Friend of Urban Roots, As 2022 is drawing to a close, we are hopeful and excited about growing our impact in the coming year. We’re committed to serving even more youth and putting more fresh produce in the hands of Central Texans […]

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December 21, 2022
Farm Fact Friday: Cold Weather

Happy Farm Fact Friday . . . Early! In some places, winter can make farming quite difficult, but in the warmer climate in Texas, it makes a perfect recipe to grow things like lettuce, bok choi, broccoli, squash, and kale on the farm! Did you know weather can affect how your food tastes? For instance, […]

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December 21, 2022
Do you have a grocery store near you?

The Clock is Ticking: Help Urban Roots Grow Our Impact Before The Year Ends! Dear Urban Roots Friends, Did you know that 18 zip codes in Travis County do not have a grocery store? 14% of our Travis County neighbors experience food insecurity, and the percentage of food insecurity is slightly higher among children, amounting […]

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December 12, 2022
December Newsletter: Happy Holidays and Harvest Time!

We here at Urban Roots wish you a happy and reflective holiday season! We’re happy to say that we’re deep into harvest season, and sharing with our food access partners. This newsletter we’re excited to share with you what we’ve been up to on the farm; we’ve shared over 2,000 lbs of food with 7 […]

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December 12, 2022
Youth, Friendsgiving, and more!

The South Austin Interns have been deepening their knowledge of food equity in workshops and familiarizing themselves with different parts of Urban Roots. The youth attended our November Community Lunch and led visitors on a farm tour. They celebrated Thanksgiving with a Friendsgiving potluck and shared their food stories as they made fig leaf and […]

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December 12, 2022
News From the Farm – December

We’re excited to share that we’re knees deep in our harvest season and were able to work with our food access partners at Farmshare, Vivent Health, Caritas, Keep Austin Fed, Manos de Cristo, Ghisallo, and Sunday Lunchbox. In just this past month, we’ve sent out over 2,000 lbs of food to our food access partners […]

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