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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 […]

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. 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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    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 […]

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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.