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There are many ways to get involved with Urban Roots. Join us today!      

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Urban Roots relies on contributions from the community to continue providing empowering work and service opportunities for youth and the Austin community on our urban sustainable farm, as well as to continue donating 40% of our harvest to local hunger relief agencies and those in need.  Your support makes this work possible. Thank you! Urban […]

About Us

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Urban Roots uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. Founded in 2007 as a program of YouthLaunch, Urban Roots has transitioned to become an independent non-profit agency in the fall of 2011.

Give

Urban Roots relies on contributions from the community to continue providing empowering work and service opportunities for youth and the Austin community on our urban sustainable farm, as well as to continue donating 40% of our harvest to local hunger relief agencies and those in need.  Your support makes this work possible. Thank you!

Urban Roots is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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    White Linen Night Benefiting Urban Roots

    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 […]

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    Get Your Hands Dirty — KUT ‘Get Involved’ Spotlight

    Volunteer support is the crucial component to Urban Roots’ recipe for empowering youth and nourishing the community. Our work would not be possible without your support, your hands, and your hearts. For that reason, we are so excited and grateful to be highlighted in KUT’s ‘Get Involved’ Spotlight for the month of July. They have […]

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    The 2015 Community Lunch Series – Sponsored by Wheatsville Co-op

    This summer’s Community Lunch Series is a set of three delicious, summertime meals on the Urban Roots Farm. At each lunch, a group of Urban Roots Youth Farm Interns teams up with a different local chef in the Austin area to prepare and share a seasonal, multi-course meal  with the Austin community. Each meal incorporates […]

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    Jimmy Kimmel Supporting Urban Roots at SXSW!

    We are surprised and thrilled that Jimmy Kimmel is shining a light on us during his time in Austin! Jimmy Kimmel Live, in partnership with eBay, will be auctioning off celebrity signed guitars from March 20th – March 30th, with all proceeds going to Urban Roots! Please click on the picture above to sign up […]

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    Save Room for Burritos!

    Join us on Thursday, February 26, at any Austin area Chipotle as they raise $15,000 to support our Field Trips to the Farm!  Each year, Urban Roots hosts over 500 students and their chaperons for youth-led educational tours of the farm.  Click here for more information on the Educational Tours, and email meg@urbanrootsatx.org to schedule your […]

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    Summer Jobs Greatly Impact Teens

    The Farm Internship Program at Urban Roots not only aims to transform the lives of youth through food and farming but it also aims to provide job and life skills through a paid internship.  Youth Interns learn to be responsible and that there are consequences to their actions such as showing up late for work. […]

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    Green Super Hero Story

      Civilian 1: Captain Kale! Captain Kale! Dr. Burger escaped from Jail!! Captain Kale: Come on, Kiwi, we have a junk food villain to catch! Narrator: It was a dark and stormy night when Captain Kale and Kiwi arrived to Dr. Burger’s Fast Food mansion. Meanwhile, Dr. Burger is working on his Evil Veggie Destroyer. […]

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    Our New Mission

    In June of 2014, the Urban Roots Board of Directors made history by approving a new mission that strengthens our core purpose. What began with 15 youth leaders on one acre of farmland at the Hands of the Earth farm quickly grew to 30 youth leaders working the entire 3.5 acres in just two years. […]

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    Thank You for Sharing Your Stories!

    We asked you to tell us your stories, what inspires you about Urban Roots and why you do what you do with Urban Roots.  The response was incredible!  Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey.  Here are some of the inspiring stories sent to us.  We hope that you all will continue to […]