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Stories of leadership, farming, community etc.
February 24, 2022
Save the Date: Amplify Austin is on March 2 – 3, 2022!

Save the Date: Amplify Austin is set for March 2 – 3, 2022! Between now and then, Urban Roots is amplifying youth stories that speak to the transformative power of food and farming. Urban Roots youth learn and practice the tools of effective leadership while growing fresh food for neighbors in need. We hope their […]

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February 23, 2022
Preparing for New Growth at Urban Roots

Urban Roots welcomes all types of new growth and a clean start to our season! We’ve been forging ahead in preparation to continue growing and maintaining our 75% donation rate we achieved last year! While we wait for spring to come, we’re working and planning to make this year even more successful than the last. […]

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February 23, 2022
Affordable Produce Right to Your Home Thanks to Farmshare Austin

Urban Roots’ Partnership with Farmshare Austin’s Fresh for Less Program This month we’d like to highlight the efforts of our wonderful partner, Farmshare Austin and their incredible Fresh for Less program. Urban Roots is honored to continue our long-time partnership with Farmshare Austin via this program, which allows us to get our food to those […]

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February 22, 2022
Updates on Our New and Growing Leaders

This past month, the Urban Roots family has grown, with a new season of the Food and Leadership Fellowship kicking off! Meanwhile, the South Austin Interns were busy on and off the farm developing their leadership skills and more. Keep reading to get a full update on our new and growing leaders! Food and Leadership […]

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February 11, 2022
We Need Volunteers!

  Join the Urban Roots Community Crew Today! Calling all volunteers! Help support Urban Roots’ mission to empower youth and nourish our community by joining us on the farm! We’re seeking new Community Crew members, a dedicated group of volunteers who support farm operations. We’re looking for YOU if you’re interested in sustainable agriculture, enjoy […]

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February 10, 2022
Urban Roots Featured on We Are Austin!

Urban Roots Executive Director Frances Deviney recently joined Taylor Ellison of We Are Austin to share about our mission and organization. A huge thanks to Taylor and the show for featuring Urban Roots and ways to get involved! Watch the full interview here! Stay up to date with Urban Roots by subscribing to our newsletter. Follow us on social media @UrbanRootsATX […]

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January 26, 2022
Updates from the Farm

New & Notable at the Farm We kicked off the year by wrapping up our end of season harvest and making preparations for the spring and summer seasons ahead. We secured our seeds for the next season, and we are now in the process of resetting beds, seeding, and more. We will spend the next […]

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January 25, 2022
Urban Roots Young Leaders Start the Year Strong

This past month, Urban Roots young leaders were hard at work in their leadership programs. The Fall 2021 Food and Leadership Fellowship cohort wrapped up their season on January 14th, and South Austin Interns kicked off the year at the farm to practice and develop some key leadership skills. Keep reading to get a full […]

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January 25, 2022
Urban Roots is Hiring!

We’re Hiring! + FLF Youth Program Application Deadline Extension! The Urban Roots team is growing! We’re currently hiring for three staff positions. Plus, we’re still accepting applications for a paid youth program! Want to join the team? Learn more about these opportunities below.  Urban Roots Staff Positions Available: The deadline to apply for all three positions […]

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