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April 20, 2017
Behind the Scenes: Food and Leadership Fellowship

Nichole is a FLF alumna and currently is working as a Crew Leader for the High School Farm Internship Program! Here is a little on her experience being a part of the Food and Leadership Fellowship: What did you find most valuable about your experience with the Food and Leadership Fellowship? The Food and Leadership […]

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December 20, 2016
Leaps of Faith: Our Young Leaders Take Them All the Time

Dear friends, As some of you know, in 2016, I celebrated my personal 10 year anniversary in the Urban Roots family and I recently returned from a two-month sabbatical. I went to Asia for the first time, explored Japan for several weeks and Thailand for a little over a month. Needless to say, I was […]

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September 28, 2016
Give Monthly, Become a Rain Maker for Urban Roots

On the farm, we need rain to water in new seeds and sustain the crops. And the young people who work with us need care and support as they grow into the next generation of leaders! By making a monthly gift, you provide the nourishment Urban Roots needs year-round in this work to empower youth […]

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September 13, 2016
2015-2016 Impact Report: Your Impact, Our Gratitude

At Urban Roots, we start a new year every August, following the school year and the planting seasons. As we dig into a new beginning with another group of young people and new seeds and plants on the farm, we have to pause and reflect on all the amazing things that you helped us accomplish […]

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August 4, 2016
Feed Your Intellect and Your Appetite

Join us and Chipotle on Wednesday, August 31st for a screening of Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on Anderson Lane. The movie will be followed by a panel that will explore the difference between people-centered agriculture vs industrial agriculture, how have indigenous communities and cultures, around the word and in central Texas, […]

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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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