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Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
September 28, 2017
10 for 10

Urban Roots has given me the courage and confidence that I can make a change in this world. — Lolly, Second Year Youth Intern Dear friends, Because of you, over the past 10 years, 288 youth leaders have dug in on the farm, receiving $450,708 in youth stipends, and growing 288,601 pounds of fresh produce! […]

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September 26, 2017
We are looking for spring and summer Crew Leaders!

We are now accepting applications to join our Crew Leader Program for the spring and summer of 2018. Crew Leaders build their leadership and mentorship skills by working with high school aged youth interns on the Urban Roots farm and supporting them through regular feedback, facilitating workshops and activities, and leading farm tasks. Click here […]

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August 23, 2017
2016-2017 Impact Report

Because of our generous community, there is so much to celebrate about the 2016-2017 season that wrapped in July. It was one of continued growth for Urban Roots– we launched a new program, served more young leaders, and distributed the highest amount of youth stipends ever! None of this would be possible without you. This […]

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April 20, 2017
Behind the Scenes: Food and Leadership Fellowship

Nichole is a FLF alumna and currently is working as a Crew Leader for the High School Farm Internship Program! Here is a little on her experience being a part of the Food and Leadership Fellowship: What did you find most valuable about your experience with the Food and Leadership Fellowship? The Food and Leadership […]

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December 20, 2016
Leaps of Faith: Our Young Leaders Take Them All the Time

Dear friends, As some of you know, in 2016, I celebrated my personal 10 year anniversary in the Urban Roots family and I recently returned from a two-month sabbatical. I went to Asia for the first time, explored Japan for several weeks and Thailand for a little over a month. Needless to say, I was […]

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September 28, 2016
Give Monthly, Become a Rain Maker for Urban Roots

On the farm, we need rain to water in new seeds and sustain the crops. And the young people who work with us need care and support as they grow into the next generation of leaders! By making a monthly gift, you provide the nourishment Urban Roots needs year-round in this work to empower youth […]

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September 13, 2016
2015-2016 Impact Report: Your Impact, Our Gratitude

At Urban Roots, we start a new year every August, following the school year and the planting seasons. As we dig into a new beginning with another group of young people and new seeds and plants on the farm, we have to pause and reflect on all the amazing things that you helped us accomplish […]

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August 4, 2016
Feed Your Intellect and Your Appetite

Join us and Chipotle on Wednesday, August 31st for a screening of Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on Anderson Lane. The movie will be followed by a panel that will explore the difference between people-centered agriculture vs industrial agriculture, how have indigenous communities and cultures, around the word and in central Texas, […]

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April 21, 2016
5th Annual Tour de Farm Raises $119,000 to Empower Youth & Nourish Community

If there’s one thing farming has prepared us for, it’s working around the weather. This past weekend was our 5th Annual Tour de Farm, and we had to move the event from the farm to a rain space for the first time ever. Through this, we were reminded that Urban Roots is so much more […]

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