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January 26, 2021
Congratulations to the Fall 2020 Fellows!

A huge thank you and congratulations goes out to the Fall 2020 Fellows! All 10 fellows successfully completed the Food and Leadership Fellowship program in its entirety. The Fellows completed Urban Roots’ food justice workshop series and worked hard on the farm by seeding, transplanting, harvesting, and building produce boxes for GAVA throughout the fall to continue our […]

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January 18, 2021
Urban Roots Honors & Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his incredible legacy of service, compassion, leadership, and justice. We look to Dr. King’s legacy as we help to cultivate the next generation of compassionate, thoughtful, and creative leaders who focus on equity, serving our community, and the greater good of all people, regardless […]

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January 14, 2021
Urban Roots is Hiring for a Communications Director

Urban Roots is hiring for a new Communications Director position! Read the full job description and learn how to apply below. For a pdf download of this description, click here. Employer: Urban Roots Position: Communications Director Reports to: Executive Director Location: Austin, TX – working remotely during the pandemic Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Benefits Who we […]

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December 17, 2020
A Topsy-Turvy Year In Review

By Urban Roots Executive Director Frances Deviney I have a 2020 Planner that sits on the corner of the desk in my office. And by “desk” I mean a wobbly 1970s card table with my mom’s name written in all caps on the back, from her bridge-playing days. And by “office” I mean guest-room-turned-office, complete […]

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December 16, 2020
Thank You to All Who Participated in Let’s Get Cooking!

Urban Roots would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who made the second installment of the Urban Roots Let’s Get Cooking video series possible! We were incredibly fortunate to have raised almost $18,300 via this event! This event wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing sponsors, chefs and restaurants, box […]

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November 25, 2020
Make the Perfect Addition to Thanksgiving Dinner

Urban Roots is pleased to share the final video in the second installment of the “Let’s Get Cooking” video series! Learn how to make a delicious Spiced Carrot-Butternut Squash Salad by Chef Todd Dupelchan and Chef Jessica Maher of Lenoir and Vixen’s Wedding in this cooking video tutorial (you can also view the video on Instagram […]

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November 18, 2020
Make Chef Alma’s Tostadas with Your Urban Roots Veggie Box

Watch Chef Alma Alcocer of El Alma make her mouthwatering Winter Squash, Swiss Chard & Pickled Radish Tostadas in this Let’s Get Cooking video tutorial (you can also view the video on Instagram TV). This series wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors: Vital Farms, H-E-B, and Thundercloud Subs. With this easy-to-follow tutorial, you’ll easily conquer dinner this week. Let’s […]

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November 11, 2020
Watch the First Video of “Let’s Get Cooking” + This is Your Last Chance to Order This Week’s Meal Kit!

Urban Roots is excited to share the first video in the second installment of the “Let’s Get Cooking” video series and virtual fundraiser! Watch the video above, featuring Chef Tiffany Derry of Roots Chicken Shak and a delicious Seasonal Caesar Salad with Duck Fat Breadcrumbs (you can also view the video on Instagram TV). This series wouldn’t be possible […]

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November 9, 2020
Hurry to Order an Urban Roots Premium Meal Kit to be Delivered to Your Door!

DON’T DELAY – SALES FOR THIS WEEK CLOSE ON TUESDAY! In case you haven’t heard, Urban Roots announced its second installment of the “Let’s Get Cooking” video series and virtual fundraiser, now available for order. Hurry to order a box for this week, as sales for the first box will close on Tuesday, November 10th […]

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