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Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
September 3, 2020
Urban Roots Featured on Decibel

Urban Roots youth and our Community Engagement Program Manager Sydney Corbin were recently featured on Decibel in the segment, “Planting The Seed: Urban Roots Farm Turns Interns Into Storytellers.” “While a typical internship at Urban Roots Farm involves interns getting their hands dirty, the pandemic left most interns stuck at home. But a new initiative […]

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September 1, 2020
Calling New Community Crew Members!

  Urban Roots is seeking new members for our Community Crew! While our farm is still closed to public volunteer groups due to the pandemic, Urban Roots formed a small, yet, mighty Community Crew to help us continue our farm operations. If you are interested in sustainable agriculture, enjoy the outdoors, and want to support […]

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August 28, 2020
Now Accepting Applications for Urban Roots South Austin Internship

Urban Roots is currently seeking applicants for our South Austin Internship program! If you are in high school and live in South Austin, this internship is especially for you! South Austin Interns will get paid to meet with residents for storytelling about food and community and to learn about what is important to residents that […]

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August 27, 2020
Urban Roots Seeking a Finance & Operations Director 

Employer: Urban Roots Position: Finance & Operations Director Reports to: Executive Director Full-Time, Salaried, Benefits Who we are: Urban Roots uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. The only farm-based youth development and community impact organization in Austin, we have served 525 teens and […]

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August 27, 2020
A Message from Urban Roots’ New Executive Director

Dear Friends and Supporters, Okra. Yep, I’m starting with okra. When I was growing up, okra was fried and mushy and nothing that I was remotely interested in. But just a few short weeks ago, while walking around the farm with my brilliant predecessor Max, I ate fresh okra off the vine. And it was […]

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August 5, 2020
Announcing Urban Roots’ New Executive Director

A Message from Urban Roots’ Board Chair Erin Fohn Hello, Fellow Supporters, On behalf of the Urban Roots Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to introduce you to our new Executive Director, Frances Deviney. She brings 20 years of leadership to our organization across various fields. Most recently, she has consulted with the Annie […]

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July 23, 2020
A Message from Max Elliott: 10 Things from 14 Years

Urban Roots has reached the end of an era. Over the past 14 years, Urban Roots Executive Director Max Elliott has led the organization’s empowering and inspiring youth leadership development programs, ensured that community nourishment remained at the forefront of what we do, and helped Urban Roots become a valuable source of produce for local […]

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July 2, 2020
Topo Chico Provides Refreshments for Week 2 & 3 of “Let’s Get Cooking with Urban Roots”

This summer, we launched an all-new video series titled, “Let’s Get Cooking with Urban Roots,” sponsored by Whole Foods Market, The City of Austin Office of Sustainability, and Farmhouse Delivery! We’re so grateful for our friends at Topo Chico who partnered with Urban Roots for the second and third week, and provided their refreshing sparkling […]

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July 1, 2020
Keep Calm and Curry On

Chef Jam Sanitchat Shows Us How to Make Green Curry in “Let’s Get Cooking with Urban Roots” Series Here it is: the 3rd video in our 3-part series, titled, “Let’s Get Cooking with Urban Roots,” sponsored by Whole Foods Market, The City of Austin Office of Sustainability, and Farmhouse Delivery! We’re so excited to share […]

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