Our Annual Seed to Harvest Kickoff, presented by Independence Title Company, marks the beginning of a fresh season and a new year for Urban Roots! On September 26th we will gather friends for a happy hour fundraiser at The Google Fiber Space to enjoy a few words from our youth leaders, bites from Eden East and Olive & June, signature drinks by Juiceland, Hops & Grain, Duchman Family Winery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and GEM&BOLT Mezcal, tunes by DJ Chorizo Funk, a giveaway, and other fun. Tickets are now on sale!


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Host Committee:

Virginia Cumberbatch
Anna Jackson and Ron Berry
Chad Palmatier and Anthony Sobotik
Juan Carlos and Carmen Llanes Pulido
Deana Saukam
Jeffrey and Haylie Schwartz
Elizabeth Winkler and Chris Aniszczyk

Presenting Sponsor:

Thyme to Party Sponsors:

There must be love in the air, because our amazing community is sharing a lot of it with Urban Roots this month. There are three fun events still to come in February that benefit Urban Roots! Whether your pleasure is milkshakes or gumbo — there’s something for everyone.

Beer & Hymns ATX – Mardi Gras!
Tuesday, February 13th, 7pm-9pm

Farmhouse Delivery’s 6th Annual Fais Do-Do and Gumbo Cook Off
Saturday, February 24th, 1pm-5pm
* We are seeking a few hands-on volunteers willing to pitch in at this event. We’ll thank you in gumbo! Please email volunteer@urbanrootsatx.org if you’re interested.

Prohibition Creamery’s Bartender Milkshake Takeover!
Tuesday, February 27th, 7pm-12am

Check out each link to the event pages for additional information. We hope to see you there!

P.S. A very special thank you goes out to our friends at Jo’s Coffee and Hotel San Jose for including Urban Roots in Jo’s 12th Annual Chili Cookoff on February 11th! It was a perfect day for chili and we’re so grateful to have been included.

Join us February 11th for Jo’s South Congress 12th Annual Chili Cook Off, with all proceeds benefiting Urban Roots! The event is free to attend, and chili-tasting wristbands are sold at the event for $20 each.
The contestants will share their culinary talent and compete for a chance to win the prized trophy chili pot and bragging rights. 

Guests will enjoy chili tastings and the music of Jeff Hughes & Chaparall and The Jo’s House Band.

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We’re looking for volunteers to help with teardown from 2:45pm to 4:30pm. We’ve got free wristbands to taste all the chili contenders for volunteers that can help us out that afternoon.
Please send us an email to volunteer@urbanrootsatx.org if you would like to volunteer!


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, been incorporating permaculture-type food production for generations, and how people-centered agriculture can facilitate a way to deepen people’s connection to land & food.

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All ticket proceeds benefit Urban Roots! Doors open at 6:30PM, film starts at 7:00PM. The Q&A panel discussion will follow the film.

Edwin Marty – Food Policy Manager, City of Austin

Raj Patel – Author, activist and academic
Sharon Mays – Austin/Travis County Sustainable Food Policy Board Member
Lea Scott – Farm Director, Urban Roots






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 each chef and refreshing libations by Paula’s Texas Spirits, Bending Branch Winery, Real Ale and the legendary Bill Norris. After the live auction, you can enjoy sweet treats by Delysia Chocolatier and auction chefs as well as specialty espresso beverages by Texas Coffee Traders. They will also feature a fantastic silent auction; you’re bound to leave happy even if you don’t place the highest bid (though we’d love it if you did).

From a backyard BBQ with Aaron Franklin to fifteen courses with Tyson Cole, the bidders at our past Chef Auction have taken away some seriously incredible experiences. On August 10th, Edible Austin will announce the nine talented chefs joining us this year in support of Sustainable Food Center and Urban Roots.

You’ve got a chance to #takehomeachef while supporting the Austin community!

Click here to learn more and purchase your ticket today


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 Roots to support our mission to transform the lives of young people through food and farming and to inspire, engage, and nourish the community. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show will begin at 7:00 PM. Click here to get your tickets now!


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 music, and a VIP party.

We are honored to be chosen by the 2nd Street District as the beneficiary for this fun event this year. Tickets for the block party are $30 each, or tickets that include the block party and VIP party are $50 each. Click here to get yours today— all proceeds support Urban Roots! Hope to see you there!


White Linen Night Benefitting Urban Roots

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 development for needy people locally and throughout the world.  On October 17, 1969, a thousand people in Bismarck, ND participated in what may have been the start of the hunger walk for CROP.  It raised $25,000 to help stop hunger.  Currently, over 2,000 communities across the United States participate in more than 1,600 CROP Hunger Walks each year.  Austin has been participating every year since 1979.

25% of the money raised in the CROP Hunger Walk goes to local hunger alleviating agencies in Austin.  Urban Roots is a beneficiary for the 2015 Austin CROP Hunger Walk!

For more information and how you can participate visit the Austin CROP Hunger Walk website here.


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