We here at Urban Roots wish you a happy and reflective holiday season! We’re happy to say that we’re deep into harvest season, and sharing with our food access partners. This newsletter we’re excited to share with you what we’ve been up to on the farm; we’ve shared over 2,000 lbs of food with 7 food access partners (you can check out what we’ve been harvesting and our food access work here!). Our youth have also been busy, with our South Austin Interns making a delicious Friendsgiving meal, leading volunteers, and soon to start their block tours. Meanwhile, our Food and Leadership fellows have been doing a lot in their final month, from cooking up farm fresh zucchini cakes and cucumber salad, doing a pickling workshop, and more, which you can read about here. Additionally, if you’re interested in joining our Food and Leadership Fellowship program for Spring 2023, you can apply here.
In some other exciting news, we’re pleased to announce our Food Access Sponsorship program, which allows us to work even more closely with some cooperate sponsors of Urban Roots (we’re launching with program in partnership with long time Urban Roots supporters, H-E-B and Topo Chico). We’re also pleased to share that Urban Roots will be a beneficiary for a upcoming Wine and Food Foundation event (check out the event details and tickets here). You can read more about all of this in our December newsletter.