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October 5, 2022
Youth Kicking Off The Season

With fall rolling in, so are our youth programs, our Food and Leadership program and Advanced Leadership Internship! We’re excited to be welcoming back our alumni through our Advanced Leadership Internship, where youth can flex their leading, cooking, and community engagement skills, with the program lasting three semesters. Our Food and Leadership program has already […]

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October 5, 2022
News from the Farm

This farm team has been focused on all things planting this past month, and ensuring the farm is prepared and ready for the hustle and bustle of the fall season ahead! Our farm team started off the month by preparing the plant beds on both farms, and then seeded and transplanted. We got tomatoes, root […]

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October 5, 2022
New Folks Planting Their Roots With Urban Roots

Urban Roots is happy to announce our new team members, Micaela Buda and Lucas Askew, who have planted their roots with us. Lucas is our new Head Farmer and has been a huge part in helping us build our new High Tunnel, and the planning and preparations for this current autumn season! Micaela is our […]

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September 30, 2022
Farm Fact Friday: Bok Choy

Happy Farm Fact Friday, folks! This week we’re talking about one of our fall and winter season favorites on the farm, bok choy. It is a Chinese white cabbage in the Brassica family as kale and brussel sprouts, both crunchy and delicious. It’s a common vegetable in Chinese cuisine, having been grown and eaten near […]

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September 23, 2022
Farm Fact Friday: Watermelon Radish

It’s Farm Fact Friday, everyone! This week we’re talking about watermelon radish, a variety we sometimes grow on the farm during the fall season. Watermelon radish has light green skin and a lovely pink-red color inside that makes it visually appealing and gives it its “watermelon” name. Watermelon radish is originally from China, and comes […]

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September 16, 2022
Farm Fact Friday: Kale

Happy Farm Fact Friday, everyone. This week’s topic is something green and something we grow often during the fall and winter seasons, and also something we just planted for the season, kale! We typically grow two varieties, dinosaur and curly. Due to their frost-resistant nature and need for considerable amounts of sun, they’re good for […]

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September 13, 2022
Co-owners of Wheatsville, Cast Your Vote!

Urban Roots is honored to be one of the nonprofits in Austin nominated for Wheatsville Co-op’s Community Action program! Their Community Action program allows for customers to round up on purchases, of which they donate said change to selected non-profit organizations in Austin, supporting a different one each month. Owners of the Wheatsville Co-op can […]

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September 9, 2022
Urban Roots: Garlic Chives

It’s Farm Fact Friday once again, everyone! This week we’re talking about something you may find often growing on the outskirts of the farm, the very fragrant garlic chive! It’s delicious, requires less preparation in meals than garlic, and easy to regrow. They’re great in stir fry, stews, and with meat, eggs, seafood, and even […]

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September 8, 2022
Fall Volunteering and Our Volunteer Community Ambassador Program

Urban Roots is excited to announce our volunteer dates for our Fall season. Volunteering starts back up again on September 29th; sign up here! If you end up on the East Austin farm, you’ll be able to check out our new High Tunnel. We hope to see you on the farm! We are also now […]

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