Youth Update: Farewell to Urban Roots’ Youth

The youth, the Food and Leadership fellows and the South Austin interns have had a warm final month of their programs. The fellows have been cooking it up in cooking workshops on the farm with farm produce they harvested; the fellows made ratatouille, tofu lettuce wraps, salads, and kale chips with pico (yum!) and even used wild dew berries from the South Austin farm to make dessert.  They were also hard at work hosting volunteers on the farm, harvesting, making shares and helping run our farm tours at Tour de Farm. We’ll miss you, Ana, Ava, Kanti, Amanda, Christina, Zane, Noel, Cat, Cameron, Mirella, and Ahnika!

Meanwhile, the South Austin Interns finished their program of 8 months of community engagement, capping off their internship by giving farm tours and cooking with residents that live near our South farm or are customers through our food distribution partnership with GAVA. Thanks to their work, Urban Roots continues to build meaningful connections with Austin residents. Congratulations to Audrey, Melanie, Nick, Quinn, Rodolfo, Milo, Eloy, Amberly, Priscilla, Quinn, Javier, Nashley, and Emilio on completing their South Austin Internship!

We’re extremely proud of the hard work the Urban Roots youth have done, and though we’ll miss them, we’re excited to see where they plant their roots next.

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