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September 8, 2022
Preparing for a New Season, and New Growth

We hope you’re enjoying the tail end of the summer season! We’ve been in our “slow” season, taking some time to rest and rebuild, and came back with renewed enthusiasm. Our farm team has been busy preparing for autumn, not only bettering our systems in place, but building our new high tunnel by hand! We’re […]

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September 8, 2022
High Tunnels and High Hopes

Watch the video above to see the love and care put into building our new High Tunnel! Our farm team has grown this summer, and with it, what we’re able to do. They built our new high tunnel by hand during our down season with the expertise of Lorig Hawkins as project manager, who happens […]

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September 5, 2022
Happy Labor Day!

We want to celebrate, recognize, and honor farmers, farmworkers, ranchers, and every hand in the process of food production this Labor Day! They ensure healthy, quality food for our country even in face of arduous conditions, like Winter Storm Uri, the unusually intense droughts and floods, and issues that have come with the pandemic. Fresh, […]

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September 2, 2022
Urban Roots: Marigold

Happy Farm Fact Friday, folks! This week we’re discussing the marigold flower, something you may see us plant on the farm sometimes. Marigolds are drought resistant and do well under the Texas sun, and can be a useful companion flower. Some varieties of the flower ward off tiny, parasitic worms just by certain compounds in […]

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August 26, 2022
Urban Roots: Okra

Happy Farm Fact Friday, everyone! This week’s topic is a tasty, green and small fruit (botanically) and vegetable (culinary-wise). Some find it slimy, but others find it perfect for thickening stir fries, stews and gumbos; we’re talking about okra! Okra is fibrous, has protein, and is full of antioxidants. They’re delicious and grassy raw, and […]

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August 19, 2022
Urban Roots: Sunflowers

The sunflower is a hardy, drought resistant pop of color that help absorb harsh chemicals from the soil, as well as being a beautiful calling card to birds and bees (due to their seeds and nectar). However, they do need nutrient soil to grow. Otherwise, they thrive and manage in the harsh and dry Texas […]

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August 12, 2022
Urban Roots: Compost

Happy Farm Fact Friday, folks! This week we’re covering something that might be unexpected. It’s something smelly, messy, and “gross” but helps us improve soil health and nutrients, as well as reduces waste: the important farm practice of composting.  In short, composting is the process of turning organic material (anything we grow that doesn’t make […]

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August 5, 2022
Urban Roots: Bees Video

Watch our beekeeper, Brandon Fehrenkamp (you can check him out on Instagram), show you the Urban Roots bees! You can see here as the honey bees are rebuilding their nectar storages in spring, which they had eaten throughout the winter. This spring nectar will go into helping make drone and worker bees for the blooming […]

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August 3, 2022
The Fall Food and Leadership Fellowship Application is Now Open!

We’re seeking applications for our Fall 2022 cohort of our Food and Leadership Fellowship! The Fellowship is a hands-on, paid leadership development program on the farm for young folks between the ages of 17 to 23. Not only do Fellows learn to grow large quantities of sustainable produce, they learn professional development skills like leadership, […]

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