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April 21, 2016
5th Annual Tour de Farm Raises $119,000 to Empower Youth & Nourish Community

If there’s one thing farming has prepared us for, it’s working around the weather. This past weekend was our 5th Annual Tour de Farm, and we had to move the event from the farm to a rain space for the first time ever. Through this, we were reminded that Urban Roots is so much more […]

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February 10, 2016
Join the Urban Roots CSA today!

Imagine being able to pick up a bag of fresh-picked, local produce every week (or every other week). When you register for Urban Roots’ 2016 CSA, you will receive a share of quality produce from our farm for 16 weeks from April 2nd through July 16th! Click here to learn more. By becoming a CSA […]

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September 13, 2015
Take Home a Chef with Edible Austin’s Chef Auction on October 6

      Edible Austin Chef Auction Benefiting Urban Roots & Sustainable Food Center: October 6, 2016 We are excited to once again be one of the beneficiaries for Edible Austin’s Chef Auction. Join us on October 6 at The Allan House and bid on exclusive dining packages with notable Austin chefs! Indulge in small bites prepared by […]

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August 5, 2015
Chipotle and Urban Roots Movie Screening: Thursday, August 13

Join us for a special screening of the film ‘Growing Cities’ at Alamo Drafthouse Village. We are honored to partner with Chipotle to present this film followed by a panel to discuss the power of bringing young people together on urban farms to nourish the community. Tickets are $12, and proceeds come back to Urban […]

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July 12, 2015
White Linen Night Benefiting Urban Roots

Join the 2nd Street District for a night out at the 3RD Annual White Linen Night benefiting Urban Roots! On Saturday, August 1st, put on your coolest summer whites and join the best block party in town. You’ll get to enjoy tastings from the best restaurants, wineries, and breweries around Austin, big raffle prizes, live […]

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July 9, 2015
Get Your Hands Dirty — KUT ‘Get Involved’ Spotlight

Volunteer support is the crucial component to Urban Roots’ recipe for empowering youth and nourishing the community. Our work would not be possible without your support, your hands, and your hearts. For that reason, we are so excited and grateful to be highlighted in KUT’s ‘Get Involved’ Spotlight for the month of July. They have […]

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March 17, 2015
Jimmy Kimmel Supporting Urban Roots at SXSW!

We are surprised and thrilled that Jimmy Kimmel is shining a light on us during his time in Austin! Jimmy Kimmel Live, in partnership with eBay, will be auctioning off celebrity signed guitars from March 20th – March 30th, with all proceeds going to Urban Roots! Please click on the picture above to sign up […]

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December 18, 2014
Ending Hunger One Step at a Time

Sunday, March 1st, 2015 will be the Austin CROP Hunger Walk.  CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.  CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service an international relief, development, and refugee resettlement agency. Money raised by CROP Hunger Walks nationwide is used by CWS to provide food, medical care, disaster relief, and self-help […]

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December 16, 2014
Summer Jobs Greatly Impact Teens

The Farm Internship Program at Urban Roots not only aims to transform the lives of youth through food and farming but it also aims to provide job and life skills through a paid internship.  Youth Interns learn to be responsible and that there are consequences to their actions such as showing up late for work. […]

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