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April 7, 2020
Spotlight on Suerte

Since we are unable to conduct our regularly scheduled youth programming as a result of COVID-19, it’s vitally important that we shift our immediate focus to the farm and maximize our efforts to grow food for the community. Urban Roots has focused on ways to support our restaurant partners, like Suerte, by providing fresh produce […]

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April 2, 2020
COVID-19 Food Resources for the Community

In light of COVID-19, below is a list of food access resources for our Central Texas community, including farmers’ markets, resources for low-income families, restaurant to-go food, grocery delivery options, CSA’s, and more. This is not meant to be an all-encompassing list of resources. For the latest updates, we recommend visiting the City of Austin’s […]

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March 30, 2020
Bringing the Farm to You: How to Plant Peppers

Since we can’t bring you to the farm due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we’re committed to bringing the farm to you virtually! Watch Urban Roots Executive Director Max Elliott in today’s video to learn how to plant peppers. As we’re all practicing safe self-isolation, we hope this fun outdoor activity will inspire some ideas for […]

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March 28, 2020
Spotlight on Lick Honest Ice Creams

Seemingly overnight, businesses are grappling with how to stay afloat in this extremely difficult time. Urban Roots Executive Director Max Elliot invited Lick Honest Ice Creams co-owners Anthony Sobotik and Chad Palmatier to the farm to talk about how COVID-19 is affecting their ice cream business.  It is encouraging to see business owners like Lick! […]

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March 26, 2020
Urban Roots’ Newest Crop

And now, a break from the difficult news! The Urban Roots farm is thriving! Check out Urban Roots’ newest crop in our latest video. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Follow us on social media @UrbanRootsATX on Instagram and Facebook and contact us here should you have any questions, comment or concerns. 

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March 24, 2020
How to Wash Your Hands at the Urban Roots Farm

As we all know, now more than ever, it’s important to wash your hands frequently and practice good hygiene. Watch Executive Director Max demonstrate our unique hand washing station used on the farm, which was developed by Urban Roots volunteer Dr. Eric Weidmann. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing more video updates to keep […]

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March 22, 2020
Bringing the Farm to You: How to Plant Tomatoes

Urban Roots is bringing the farm to you – virtually! Max takes a moment to show you how we are planting our tomatoes this week for a summer harvest. This is a great, safe activity that can bring you joy outdoors as we are all practicing safe, healthy self-isolation. In the coming weeks, we’ll be […]

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March 20, 2020
Spread the Word: AISD Providing Meals to Youth During School Cancellations

As we continue to practice healthy, safe distancing to protect the greater community, we invite you to consider your part in social solidarity and ways you can share helpful community resources for those in need. One important resource is AISD’s curbside food distribution service for youth. According to their website, “Austin ISD Food Services will […]

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March 18, 2020
Urban Roots Encourages Social Solidarity

We hope everyone is staying safe during this critical time. We’ll be sharing regular video updates about how Urban Roots is responding to COVID-19. We are continuing to take COVID-19 seriously and are monitoring the situation with recommendations from health professionals and government officials.⁠ As we practice healthy, safe distancing, we invite everyone to practice […]

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