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Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
April 22, 2020
Urban Roots Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day from Urban Roots! In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we have been especially thinking about how Urban Roots uses food and farming to cultivate unique connections to food, community, health, and most importantly, to the earth. Food and land bring people together in powerful ways! There’s something magical about […]

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April 17, 2020
Now Selling Pre-Packed Produce Boxes!

We are sold out of boxes for the final week of our summer produce box sales. Our summer season has ended, and we look forward to resuming with produce box sales again in the fall! Thank you for your support!  We have enjoyed sharing our produce with the community this past spring and summer! Hurry to […]

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April 13, 2020
Straw hats off to ALI youth!

Urban Roots congratulates the graduates of the Advanced Leadership Internship! ALI youth learned to farm, developed advanced culinary skills, and learned social responsibility and leadership first-hand. Congratulations to Lizandro, Dyamond, Andrea, Anthony, Elijah, Will, Emmett, Estelle, Aaron, Corissa, Ericka, Dorien, and Kius! For questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact anyone on the Urban […]

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April 9, 2020
Spotlight on La Condesa & New Waterloo

As a part of our hunger relief efforts, Urban Roots has been working with some of our restaurant partners who have been severely affected by COVID-19 when Austin officials ordered the temporary closure of all dine-in restaurants and bars and gatherings of 10 or more people through May 1st. La Condesa is a long-time Urban […]

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April 8, 2020
Support Hunger Relief & the Future of Urban Roots

Dear Friends, You have been in our thoughts over the past few weeks. As we all continue to practice healthy, safe distancing, we urge our Urban Roots community to work together to find ways to support our most vulnerable neighbors and ensure everyone is taken care of during this critical time. Urban Roots has always […]

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April 7, 2020
Spotlight on Suerte

Since we are unable to conduct our regularly scheduled youth programming as a result of COVID-19, it’s vitally important that we shift our immediate focus to the farm and maximize our efforts to grow food for the community. Urban Roots has focused on ways to support our restaurant partners, like Suerte, by providing fresh produce […]

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April 2, 2020
COVID-19 Food Resources for the Community

In light of COVID-19, below is a list of food access resources for our Central Texas community, including farmers’ markets, resources for low-income families, restaurant to-go food, grocery delivery options, CSA’s, and more. This is not meant to be an all-encompassing list of resources. For the latest updates, we recommend visiting the City of Austin’s […]

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March 30, 2020
Bringing the Farm to You: How to Plant Peppers

Since we can’t bring you to the farm due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we’re committed to bringing the farm to you virtually! Watch Urban Roots Executive Director Max Elliott in today’s video to learn how to plant peppers. As we’re all practicing safe self-isolation, we hope this fun outdoor activity will inspire some ideas for […]

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March 28, 2020
Spotlight on Lick Honest Ice Creams

Seemingly overnight, businesses are grappling with how to stay afloat in this extremely difficult time. Urban Roots Executive Director Max Elliot invited Lick Honest Ice Creams co-owners Anthony Sobotik and Chad Palmatier to the farm to talk about how COVID-19 is affecting their ice cream business.  It is encouraging to see business owners like Lick! […]

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