This past month, the Urban Roots family has grown, with a new season of the Food and Leadership Fellowship kicking off! Meanwhile, the South Austin Interns were busy on and off the farm developing their leadership skills and more. Keep reading to get a full update on our new and growing leaders!
This month we were happy to have Amanda, Christina, Catherine, Noel, Ahnika, Zane, Mirella, Meghan, Cameron and Kanti join our Urban Roots family, and welcome back Ana and Ava as Assistant Crew Leaders for our Spring Food and Leadership Program. They’ve been learning the farm, spring cleaning, and preparing for the coming season. Stay tuned for more updates next month!
Meanwhile, the South Austin Interns have been getting dirty with seeding, processing, and field maintenance for spring, as well as doing in-person outreach to invite folks to apply for the Food and Leadership Program. They’ve also been discussing the significance of February being Black History Month, reading poetry on the subject, and learning about Black American farmers. They’ll be doing a “photo voice” project this month as well—what hard working, busy bees! Keep an eye out for their photography!