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April 25, 2022
Urban Roots is Seeking a New Lead Farmer!

Urban Roots is hiring! We’re seeking a new Lead Farmer who will lead our non-certified organic, “slow farming” processes across two urban farms in east and southeast Austin. The Lead Farmer works directly with the Farm Operations Manager and the Farm Assistant to help grow fresh produce for Austinites experiencing barriers to accessing good fresh […]

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April 22, 2022
How Can You Invest in the Earth This Earth Day?

Urban Roots is excited to celebrate Earth Day! Everyday and especially today, we are grateful for how the Earth nurtures us, and we nurture the land in return. This why we use farm practices that are kind to the land. For example, we rotate which fields we plant in to let the soil recover, and […]

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April 15, 2022
Tour de Farm: Featured Chef & Beverage Makers

Hurry to Get Your Tour de Farm Tickets! Have you heard the news? Urban Roots’ 10th annual Tour de Farm event is next month, set for May 11, 2022 from 6-9 p.m. at Meanwhile Brewing! Hurry to get tickets here for this inspiring gathering that will feature a conversation with our community about food and food access led by Urban […]

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April 8, 2022
Urban Roots Announces the Purchase of the East Austin Farm

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are proud to preserve this land and to make this long-term commitment to not only the work we do, but to the people and partners in East Austin that we serve. Urban Roots is thrilled to share that we recently purchased our East Austin farm! After serving […]

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April 1, 2022
Tour de Farm Tickets Now on Sale!

Urban Roots is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Urban Roots Tour de Farm event, which is set for May 11, 2022 from 6-9 p.m. at Meanwhile Brewing! Hurry to get tickets for this inspiring gathering that will feature a conversation with our community about food and food access […]

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March 31, 2022
Celebrate Cesar Chávez Day

Today we celebrate Cesar Chávez Day, in honor of the legacy of Cesar Chávez’s tireless work, first as a farmer, and then as labor organizer and Civil Rights leader. He began working on a farm young, and witnessed the oppression Latinx and Filipino-Americans faced, especially by Anglo ranchers and farm owners. He found the injustice […]

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March 26, 2022
Urban Roots Receives “Local Hero” Award

Edible Austin Selects Urban Roots as a “Local Hero” Thank you to Edible Austin and their readers for selecting Urban Roots as a 2022 Local Heroes award recipient, and for featuring us with glowing words in the March and April edition of their magazine. The article discusses our growth from Urban Roots being “just 15 teenagers […]

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March 25, 2022
National Farmworker Awareness Week: Honoring Farmworkers Today & Everyday

This week we’re celebrating something near and dear to the heart of Urban Roots; we’re celebrating National Farmworker Awareness Week from March 25th to March 31st! Farmers, like our own, nurture and nourish their communities, and National Farmworker Awareness Week is a week to honor and bring attention to the hard work they do to […]

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March 25, 2022
Thank you, Ghisallo Cycling Initiative

We’d like to thank one of our amazing partners, Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, for lending us shipping containers for the South Austin farm! These allow us to store farm essentials like our tools and equipment, instead of transporting them back and forth between farms on a daily basis. This will allow us to better operate both […]

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