Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
December 12, 2022
News From the Farm – December

We’re excited to share that we’re knees deep in our harvest season and were able to work with our food access partners at Farmshare, Vivent Health, Caritas, Keep Austin Fed, Manos de Cristo, Ghisallo, and Sunday Lunchbox. In just this past month, we’ve sent out over 2,000 lbs of food to our food access partners […]

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December 8, 2022
Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Since 2008, Urban Roots has worked with more than 650 youth leaders to grow fresh food and to build a community dedicated to achieving food equity. As the new year approaches, we have our sights set on growing our impact so we can serve even more youth and put more fresh produce in the hands […]

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December 1, 2022
Thank You for Your Support on Giving Tuesday!

Urban Roots wants to thank each and every one of you who supported us this #GivingTuesday! We are so grateful to share that we raised $4,321! Thanks to your support, we’re able to grow our impact in 2023 and continue working with youth leaders to grow fresh food and build a community dedicated to achieving […]

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November 29, 2022
Today is Giving Tuesday! Help Urban Roots grow our impact.

Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving this Giving Tuesday! Today is Giving Tuesday! Urban Roots is working to raise $5,000, and we can’t do it without you. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Join the Urban Roots team and […]

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November 24, 2022
Gratitude and Growth

We at Urban Roots have a lot to be grateful and thankful for this year. It’s been a true year of growth, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our Urban Roots community, from each volunteer, donor, youth, food access partner, and staff member who altogether create the heart of what we […]

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November 4, 2022
Autumn Skies and Harvest Days Ahead

We hope your October has been full of treats and some spooky fun! We’ve been planting up a storm and preparing for the eventual harvest season, including working compost from Organics by Gosh into our farming process for more nutritious and delicious veggies. Our youth also learned about composting, visited our food access partners, and […]

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November 4, 2022
News From the Farm

The farm team has been focused on all things planting this past month, and ensuring the farm is prepared and ready for the season ahead! Our farm team started off the month by finishing bed preparation and then seeded and transplanted our gorgeous veggies. They got our Brassicas area (think green, stalk veggies) filled with […]

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November 4, 2022
Youth in the Fall

The youth have been getting their hands in the dirt this past month, leading volunteers through transplanting, seeding, and composting tasks to ensure the farm is prepared for our upcoming harvest season. They learned about the composting process as they incorporated it into the soil. The youth also spent time volunteering with Farmshare and Community […]

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October 21, 2022
Farm Fact Friday: Winter Veggie Soup

It’s Farm Fact Friday, folks! This week, we’re sharing a staff-recommended NY Times soup recipe by Martha Rose Shulman to warm up with for the upcoming chilly part of the year. It’s a delicious winter veggie soup, made with potatoes, leeks, carrots, and turnips!  Ingredients 3  large leeks (1 to 1 1/2 pounds), white parts […]

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