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May 4, 2020
Chi’lantro Partners with Urban Roots for #GivingTuesdayNow: Hurry to Order your Lunch by May 4th at 12 p.m.!

In case you haven’t heard, Urban Roots is gearing up for #GivingTuesdayNow and our first ever Virtual Luncheon on Tuesday, May 5th at 1:00 PM CDT, featuring a live-streamed conversation with Urban Roots youth and world-renowned Food Justice Advocate, Raj Patel. To add to the excitement, our friends at Chi’lantro have sign on as our official […]

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May 1, 2020
Urban Roots Seeking a Passionate Executive Director

Employer: Urban Roots Position: Executive Director Location: Austin, TX Report to: Board of Directors Full-time, salaried, benefits Application Submissions: -Resumes and inquiries should be emailed to EDSearch@urbanrootsatx.org -All resumes should include a cover letter that briefly answers these 3 questions Why is this servant leadership position the right role for you? What excites you about Urban […]

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April 29, 2020
Giving Tuesday is NOW: RSVP for an Urban Roots Virtual Luncheon on May 5th!

Here’s something to celebrate: Urban Roots is joining nonprofits around the world for #GivingTuesdayNow. Join us for an Urban Roots Virtual Luncheon on Tuesday, May 5th at 1:00 PM CDT, featuring a live-streamed conversation with Urban Roots youth and world-renowned Food Justice Advocate, Raj Patel, in celebration of #GivingTuesdayNow. Tune in to hear an Urban […]

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April 27, 2020
An Interview with State Representative Eddie Rodriguez

Urban Roots Executive Director Max Elliott recently met up with State Representative Eddie Rodriguez on the farm to learn about the greatest needs he’s seeing in regards to the COVID-19 Crisis and how people can help.  Rep. Rodriguez has been devoting a lot of his time to helping people navigate the unemployment process and connecting […]

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April 25, 2020
Spotlight on Launderette

Since the COVID-19 Crisis put an immediate stop to our youth programming on the farm, Urban Roots has been focused on growing food to deliver to those in our community who are food insecure. We’ve also been reaching out to restaurant partners, as we all know restaurants were some of the businesses that were hit […]

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April 23, 2020
Spotlight on Jester King Brewery

  Businesses across the world and Austin have been rethinking their business models and finding ways to make it work the best way they can amidst COVID-19. Urban Roots Executive Director Max Elliot met with Jester King Brewery’s Volunteer Corps Coordinator Debbie Cerda to talk about how COVID-19 is affecting their brewery and business. For […]

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April 22, 2020
Urban Roots Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day from Urban Roots! In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we have been especially thinking about how Urban Roots uses food and farming to cultivate unique connections to food, community, health, and most importantly, to the earth. Food and land bring people together in powerful ways! There’s something magical about […]

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April 17, 2020
Now Selling Pre-Packed Produce Boxes!

We are sold out of boxes for the final week of our summer produce box sales. Our summer season has ended, and we look forward to resuming with produce box sales again in the fall! Thank you for your support!  We have enjoyed sharing our produce with the community this past spring and summer! Hurry to […]

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April 13, 2020
Straw hats off to ALI youth!

Urban Roots congratulates the graduates of the Advanced Leadership Internship! ALI youth learned to farm, developed advanced culinary skills, and learned social responsibility and leadership first-hand. Congratulations to Lizandro, Dyamond, Andrea, Anthony, Elijah, Will, Emmett, Estelle, Aaron, Corissa, Ericka, Dorien, and Kius! For questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact anyone on the Urban […]

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