A huge thanks to CBS News and GoDaddy for featuring Urban Roots in their recent article and video, entitled “An urban farm’s quest to survive and thrive.” We were thrilled to be a part of this project and are so thankful to have had the opportunity to share how we have been impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis and pivoted during these challenging times.
Urban Roots has always been a unique and dynamic organization with a two-part mission: to use food and farming to transform the lives of young people, and to nourish the Austin community by donating fresh produce to hunger relief agencies and to our neighbors in need. The COVID-19 Crisis put an immediate stop to our youth programming on the farm. We closed our farm to the public to protect the health and safety of our youth, volunteers, and staff. Since then, we have remained focused on growing food to deliver to our hunger relief partners and those who are food insecure and transitioned to virtual programming to stay connected and engaged with our youth.
“Because we’re not able to have people experience our programming on the farm, it’s been a great challenge and opportunity for us to tell our story and essentially bring the farm home to people,” Urban Roots Executive Director Max Elliott said in the article. Read the full article here, and watch the video above to learn more about what we have been doing to nourish the community, engage with youth, and stay connected to our community during this time.
We know times are tough, but if you are able to, please consider a gift to Urban Roots today so that we may continue to feed our neighbors and continue youth programming in this uncertain time. For questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact anyone on the Urban Roots team. Follow us on social media @UrbanRootsATX on Instagram and Facebook.