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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. All donations to Urban Roots are tax-deductible. Your support […]

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Urban Roots uses sustainable agriculture to transform the lives of young people and increase access to healthy food in Austin. Founded in 2007 as a program of YouthLaunch, Urban Roots has transitioned to become an independent non-profit agency in the fall of 2011.

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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. All donations to Urban Roots are tax-deductible. Your support of our mission is helpful in countless ways. Thank you. Learn More

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    Check out our fall schedule for Educational Tours!

        We are excited to be offering Educational Tours this fall from mid October through mid December on Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30-12:30p. Click on the picture above for more information or email Meg@urbanrootsatx.org.

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    Rooted In Community Youth Leadership Summit 2014

    In late July, we traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to take part in the annual Rooted in Community (RCI) Youth-Led Leadership Summit.  This five-day conference, held on the University of New Mexico’s campus, was packed full of culture, delicious foods, trips to farms, youth-led workshops, and community building! Two Farm Interns and two staff members […]

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    Annual Movie Screening at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Village

    Join us Wednesday, August 27th at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on Anderson Lane for a special screening of A Place at the Table.  We have partnered with Chipotle Mexican Grill for this special event.  Tickets are $10 and ALL ticket sales go to benefit Urban Roots!  Also, all of the Drafthouse’s delicious food and drink will be […]

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    Urban Roots and Hunger Relief

    Part of Urban Roots’ mission is to increase access to healthy food in Austin.  We sell 60% of our produce to customers at the Farmers Market, CSA, and wholesale orders.  The other 40% of our produce is donated to local food pantries and soup kitchens in Austin. Austin has experienced enormous population growth in the […]

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    Growing Food! Growing Leaders! Growing Community!

    June marks the beginning of our Summer Youth Internship.  For five weeks, 30 youth interns will spend four days a week growing vegetables on the farm, learning job skills, cooking with some of Austin’s best chefs, and serving those in need in our community. While this is a youth development program, it is also a […]