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December 3, 2021
Urban Roots is Seeking a New Communications Intern!

Urban Roots is Hiring!  Urban Roots is currently seeking applicants for a new Communications Intern position to join our growing Communications Team! 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 […]

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November 30, 2021
Today is Giving Tuesday! Plant the Seeds to Grow Our Impact.

 Confidence. Opportunity. Community. That’s what it takes to change lives, communities, and influence change in our food system! This Giving Tuesday, Urban Roots is joining Central Texas nonprofits to meet the urgent and increasing needs of our community. We are working to raise $5,000, but we can’t do it without you!  Since day one, […]

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November 24, 2021
Thanks a Bunch!

This past year has been one for the books at Urban Roots. Here’s a list of our top 7 things we are grateful for this year! Graduating 46 youth leaders from three different programs. Deepening our food access partnerships, who helped us distribute over 21,500 pounds of produce to our community. The dedication of our […]

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November 18, 2021
Partners in Our Commitment to Advance Health Equity

St. David’s Foundation Provides Far-Reaching Recovery Support  St. David’s Foundation’s unfailing funding support since the early days of the pandemic has allowed Urban Roots, in partnership with Go Austin! Vamos Austin¡, to deliver fresh food directly to the homes of almost 1,000 families experiencing food insecurity in Dove Springs. The impact reached beyond those families […]

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November 17, 2021
Urban Roots Announces the South Austin Farm Design Team

Get a virtual farm tour in the video above. Urban Roots is pleased to announce the selection of the South Austin Farm design team! We are excited to be working with the highly-talented and well known Michael Hsu Office of Architecture (architect), Word + Carr Design Group (landscape architects), and Civilitude Engineers & Planners (civil […]

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November 17, 2021
Youth Strengthen Leadership Skills & Food Justice Understanding

Urban Roots Food and Leadership Fellows and South Austin Interns have been hard at work in their programs developing their leadership and presentation skills, learning about Urban Roots, deepening their understanding of food justice, participating in workshops, and leading volunteers on the farm. Learn more about each program below. We look forward to keeping you […]

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November 17, 2021
Rooting for Hunger Relief

Farming Progress & Harvest Updates We are in full-on harvest mode at Urban Roots. Both our South Austin and East Austin farms are thriving this fall. We continue to remain grateful for our dedicated Community Crew members who are helping us keep our farm operations on track! What’s Growing We harvested our first cabbage crop […]

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October 29, 2021
Welcome to the Newest Interns and Fellows!

Welcome to the newest Urban Roots interns and fellows! Urban Roots welcomed 12 new Food and Leadership Fellows in September and 14 new South Austin Interns in October. We are excited to keep you up-to-date on their progress in the coming months. South Austin Internship Welcome, Milo, Jovon, Melanie, Eloy, Amberly, Oasis, Nicholas, Quinn, Emilio, […]

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October 29, 2021
Urban Roots is Growing: Meet Our New Board & Staff Members

Urban Roots is excited to share that our team has grown! Urban Roots is pleased to introduce our newest Board and staff members below. Each person is a wonderful addition to our team, bringing expertise, vital skills, passion, deep community connections, and a fresh perspective to the organization. Please join us in welcoming the newest […]

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