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Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
February 8, 2019
A Reflection on the 2019 Annual MLK Weekend of Service

Hello, world! My name is Marissa and I am the new Program Coordinator here at Urban Roots. Last month, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we had two volunteer days where over 80 community members gathered to work with us to build community and reflect on his legacy. Our days opened with us […]

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January 16, 2019
MLK Weekend of Service and Open House!

Now more than ever, we are inspired and challenged by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s courageous work for racial justice and a truly inclusive, nourished community. Urban Roots’ Annual MLK Weekend of Service is an opportunity to celebrate and honor his legacy through serving our community together and growing food for our neighbors in need. We’ll […]

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December 11, 2018
A Second Home for Urban Roots

 Dear Friends, We have some exciting news to share! On the heels of our 10th year of empowering youth and nourishing the Austin community, we are thrilled to announce that the Austin City Council has unanimously approved a long-term lease arrangement for Urban Roots to develop an additional farm site in southeast Austin. We are […]

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December 1, 2018
Planting Seed, Planting Stories (Matching Opportunity before 12/31!)

We grow so much more than produce. Because of you, Urban Roots is a place where stories grow. Qwynci is 17 years old and in her second internship at Urban Roots. Last summer, she shared her story of growth at a community lunch on our farm. During her speech, Qwynci shared her vision to create […]

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November 12, 2018
Lettuce Say Thanks at our Open House on 11/20

On Tuesday, 11/20 from 12-1:30pm, we’d love to celebrate our wonderful community at our final Open House of 2018! Join us for treats from our friends at Home Slice Pizza and Hops & Grain, a few words from our youth leaders, and a farm tour with farm director Lea Scott. Plus, we’ll have produce available […]

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October 5, 2018
UPDATED: Urban Roots Fall 2018 Open House Moved to 10/20!

UPDATE: The Open House has been moved to Saturday, October 20th! Our open house represents a great opportunity to come to the Urban Roots farm to hear a few words from our young leaders, enjoy pizza by Via313 and Hops & Grain, and get an insider’s farm tour. This event is COMPLETELY FREE and open to […]

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September 21, 2018
Hunger Relief Partners

Each year, Urban Roots sets aside 75% of our harvest for food access projects and donations to local food banks, community kitchens, and other organizations supporting food justice in Austin. What’s more, our Youth Interns volunteer at these same organizations to learn first-hand about hunger and food access issues in Austin while discovering their own […]

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September 12, 2018
We’re Hiring!

Urban Roots is looking for an experienced, passionate fundraiser and organizational leader to join our team as Development Director. Please check out the listing here for more information on the position and how to apply.

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August 20, 2018
Tickets Now Available for the Seed to Harvest Kickoff!

 Our Annual Seed to Harvest Kickoff, presented by Independence Title Company, marks the beginning of a fresh season and a new year for Urban Roots! On September 26th we will gather friends for a happy hour fundraiser at The Google Fiber Space to enjoy a few words from our youth leaders, bites from Eden East and […]

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