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October 28, 2021
Shout Out to Amplify Snack Brands!

Shout out to our friends at Amplify Snack Brands who visited the Urban Roots South Austin farm earlier this month. Fellows led the group in a variety of farm activities while enjoying a beautiful day outdoors supporting our efforts to nourish the community. When asked about their time on the farm, Devon Rubenstein of Amplify Snack Brands said, […]

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October 28, 2021
Growing for Our Community

Farming Progress & Updates Urban Roots has been focused on growing for our community! October kicked off with our first fall harvest. Both our South Austin and East Austin farms are coming into the season with a bounty of vegetables in the ground. We ramped up the number of seeds and transplants this season to […]

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October 14, 2021
Thank you, Farm to Table!

Connecting with like-minded organizations that put people first and make a positive impact on their communities has always been a great outcome of planning our signature event of the year, Tour de Farm. This year, one of those organizations was Farm to Table. When asked why they support Urban Roots, Farm to Table’s Director of […]

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September 27, 2021
Where to find fall Urban Roots veggies

Thank you to all who supported Urban Roots through purchasing a veggie share during our last farming season (Fall 2020 through Summer 2021). We hope you enjoyed the fresh bounty of the farm. And we hope you know that your support enables us to do so much more than grow great food. Because of you, […]

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September 22, 2021
South Austin Internship Applications Open

Application deadline September 29, 2021 It’s that time of year again! Applications for our South Austin Internship are now open. If you live in or attend high school in South/Southeast Austin and want to spend time with other youth and community members who are shaping the future of our new farm in Dove Springs, then […]

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September 20, 2021
Thank you Vital Farms!

Earlier this summer, Vital Farms sponsored the 2021 Tour de Farm event to celebrate the accomplishments of Urban Root’s young leaders. We’re so grateful for Vital Farms’ support, and their commitment to raising awareness and funding that will allow us to expand our impact in the years to come. Vital Farms’ purpose is rooted in […]

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August 26, 2021
Urban Roots is Seeking Members for the Community Crew

Click here to sign up for a Community Crew orientation session   Urban Roots is seeing a rising need for fresh vegetables in food pantries around Austin. As part of our commitment to the community we’re working hard to provide pantries with organic and locally grown vegetables this fall. However, with the surge in covid […]

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August 23, 2021
Thank you to H-E-B!

With school back in session, summer is really drawing to a close on the farm. The past year has been unusual in many ways, and COVID-19 forced us to halt some of our in-person programs. Earlier this summer we were finally able to welcome interns back to the farm as part of our Farm Internship […]

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August 10, 2021
Food & Leadership Fellowship Applications Open

Application deadline EXTENDED to Sep. 16, 2021 It’s time to apply for the Food & Leadership Fellowship for the Fall 2021 season! The Food & Leadership Fellowship is a paid leadership development opportunity for young people ages 17 to 23 on the Urban Roots farm. Fellows build leadership and professional skills while growing thousands of […]

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