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February 9, 2021
Invest in Future Leaders by Helping Us on Amplify Austin Day

Confidence. Opportunity. Vulnerability. Community. That’s what it takes to change lives, communities, and maybe even the entire food system! Leading up to Amplify Austin Day, set for March 4-5, 2021, Urban Roots is amplifying youth stories that speak to the transformative power of food and farming. During Urban Roots Internships and Fellowships, youth learn and […]

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January 27, 2021
Urban Roots Awarded USDA Grant to Continue Growing Youth Programming & Community Outreach in Southeast Austin

This process takes time, but with community members like you, every milestone feels extra rewarding! Urban Roots was recently awarded a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture and the critical timing of that funding cannot be understated. This grant will allow Urban Roots to continue growing youth programming and community outreach […]

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January 27, 2021
See what’s sprouting at our new S. Austin farm!

We are excited to share the news about one of our biggest adventures . . . a second farm! We are eternally grateful to the City of Austin (our new landlord!), our Dove Springs neighbors, and our amazing partners and donors whose steadfast belief in our mission to cultivate youth leadership and nourish the community […]

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January 26, 2021
Congratulations to the Fall 2020 Fellows!

A huge thank you and congratulations goes out to the Fall 2020 Fellows! All 10 fellows successfully completed the Food and Leadership Fellowship program in its entirety. The Fellows completed Urban Roots’ food justice workshop series and worked hard on the farm by seeding, transplanting, harvesting, and building produce boxes for GAVA throughout the fall to continue our […]

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January 18, 2021
Urban Roots Honors & Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his incredible legacy of service, compassion, leadership, and justice. We look to Dr. King’s legacy as we help to cultivate the next generation of compassionate, thoughtful, and creative leaders who focus on equity, serving our community, and the greater good of all people, regardless […]

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January 14, 2021
Urban Roots is Hiring for a Communications Director

Urban Roots is hiring for a new Communications Director position! Read the full job description and learn how to apply below. For a pdf download of this description, click here. Employer: Urban Roots Position: Communications Director Reports to: Executive Director Location: Austin, TX – working remotely during the pandemic Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Benefits Who we […]

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December 17, 2020
A Topsy-Turvy Year In Review

By Urban Roots Executive Director Frances Deviney I have a 2020 Planner that sits on the corner of the desk in my office. And by “desk” I mean a wobbly 1970s card table with my mom’s name written in all caps on the back, from her bridge-playing days. And by “office” I mean guest-room-turned-office, complete […]

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December 16, 2020
Thank You to All Who Participated in Let’s Get Cooking!

Urban Roots would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who made the second installment of the Urban Roots Let’s Get Cooking video series possible! We were incredibly fortunate to have raised almost $18,300 via this event! This event wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing sponsors, chefs and restaurants, box […]

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November 25, 2020
Make the Perfect Addition to Thanksgiving Dinner

Urban Roots is pleased to share the final video in the second installment of the “Let’s Get Cooking” video series! Learn how to make a delicious Spiced Carrot-Butternut Squash Salad by Chef Todd Dupelchan and Chef Jessica Maher of Lenoir and Vixen’s Wedding in this cooking video tutorial (you can also view the video on Instagram […]

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