Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
July 23, 2018

Dear friends, Just over ten years ago, we had this idea for how young people could become leaders by growing food on an urban farm in Austin. The first thing we did was reach out to hundreds of students and community members: sharing the vision, getting feedback, and most importantly listening. Frequently, after hearing about […]

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July 15, 2018
It’s All in the Spaghetti!

“As my fellow interns know, I made spaghetti at home and I was so proud of it because it was like, “I know how to cook!” because I can go to my job and learn to cook. Although it took an hour to boil the water (yeah that happened), I felt like everything about Urban […]

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June 10, 2018
A Note from the Okra King

Okra King here. I am so blessed to have the chance in my life time to have been a part of this unique and rare organization. Being part of Urban Roots has created for me the foundation on which my adult life is being built. I have learned the skills of money management, public speaking, […]

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June 9, 2018
A Note From Willie

We’re so grateful for this note from Willie Nelson in honor of our 10th Birthday– thank you Willie!

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June 8, 2018
Amazing People, Food, and Generosity: A Tour de Farm 2018 Recap

Over the past six years, Tour de Farm has become a transformational evening of giving that makes Urban Roots possible. This event started as a Bar Mitzvah project (Thank you Eli!) and evolved into a powerful fundraiser to support this work to empower youth and nourish the community. Urban Roots’ Tour de Farm is the most […]

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February 12, 2018
Milkshakes, Brews, and Gumbo… oh my!

There must be love in the air, because our amazing community is sharing a lot of it with Urban Roots this month. There are three fun events still to come in February that benefit Urban Roots! Whether your pleasure is milkshakes or gumbo — there’s something for everyone. Beer & Hymns ATX – Mardi Gras! […]

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January 19, 2018
Jo’s 12th Annual Chili Cook Off

Join us February 11th for Jo’s South Congress 12th Annual Chili Cook Off, with all proceeds benefiting Urban Roots! The event is free to attend, and chili-tasting wristbands are sold at the event for $20 each. The contestants will share their culinary talent and compete for a chance to win the prized trophy chili pot […]

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January 2, 2018
Join us for Urban Roots’ 2018 MLK Weekend of Service!

Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. **We are just about full for […]

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October 11, 2017
Calling All 14-17 year olds: 2018 Farm Internship Applications Are Now Open!

For the 2018 Farm Internship Program, we’re going to be hiring our largest cohort of Youth Interns yet! Will you be one of them? If you are a young person who will 14 to 17 years old by February 24, 2018, or know of one, who would like to SERVE, LEARN, and EARN — we’d […]

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