Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
June 8, 2018
Amazing People, Food, and Generosity: A Tour de Farm 2018 Recap

Over the past six years, Tour de Farm has become a transformational evening of giving that makes Urban Roots possible. This event started as a Bar Mitzvah project (Thank you Eli!) and evolved into a powerful fundraiser to support this work to empower youth and nourish the community. Urban Roots’ Tour de Farm is the most […]

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February 12, 2018
Milkshakes, Brews, and Gumbo… oh my!

There must be love in the air, because our amazing community is sharing a lot of it with Urban Roots this month. There are three fun events still to come in February that benefit Urban Roots! Whether your pleasure is milkshakes or gumbo — there’s something for everyone. Beer & Hymns ATX – Mardi Gras! […]

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January 19, 2018
Jo’s 12th Annual Chili Cook Off

Join us February 11th for Jo’s South Congress 12th Annual Chili Cook Off, with all proceeds benefiting Urban Roots! The event is free to attend, and chili-tasting wristbands are sold at the event for $20 each. The contestants will share their culinary talent and compete for a chance to win the prized trophy chili pot […]

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January 2, 2018
Join us for Urban Roots’ 2018 MLK Weekend of Service!

Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. **We are just about full for […]

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October 11, 2017
Calling All 14-17 year olds: 2018 Farm Internship Applications Are Now Open!

THE APPLICATION FOR THIS 2018 SOUTH AUSTIN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED. For the 2018 Farm Internship Program, we’re going to be hiring our largest cohort of Youth Interns yet! Will you be one of them? If you are a young person who will 14 to 17 years old by February 24, 2018, or know […]

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September 28, 2017
10 for 10

Urban Roots has given me the courage and confidence that I can make a change in this world. — Lolly, Second Year Youth Intern Dear friends, Because of you, over the past 10 years, 288 youth leaders have dug in on the farm, receiving $450,708 in youth stipends, and growing 288,601 pounds of fresh produce! […]

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September 26, 2017
We are looking for spring and summer Crew Leaders!

We are now accepting applications to join our Crew Leader Program for the spring and summer of 2018. Crew Leaders build their leadership and mentorship skills by working with high school aged youth interns on the Urban Roots farm and supporting them through regular feedback, facilitating workshops and activities, and leading farm tasks. Click here […]

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August 23, 2017
2016-2017 Impact Report

Because of our generous community, there is so much to celebrate about the 2016-2017 season that wrapped in July. It was one of continued growth for Urban Roots– we launched a new program, served more young leaders, and distributed the highest amount of youth stipends ever! None of this would be possible without you. This […]

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April 20, 2017
Behind the Scenes: Food and Leadership Fellowship

Nichole is a FLF alumna and currently is working as a Crew Leader for the High School Farm Internship Program! Here is a little on her experience being a part of the Food and Leadership Fellowship: What did you find most valuable about your experience with the Food and Leadership Fellowship? The Food and Leadership […]

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