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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 engage, inspire, 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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    Eat Drink Local Week: Join us on Monday, December 8th for an Evening with Dan Barber!

      AN EVENING WITH DAN BARBER   MONDAY, DEC. 8 | 7 PM   AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE   Join us for an unforgettable evening with Dan Barber in his first Texas appearance to talk about his new book, “The Third Plate,” presented by Edible Austin and the Paramount Theatre, featuring musical guest Michael Fracasso. […]

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    What We Are Thankful For!

    Last week  we asked our 2014 Fall Outreach Interns  to tell us what they were thankful for. Here is what they said: Robbie – I am thankful for punk! Terin – I am thankful for my family, my life, dance, Netflix, Scandal, my laughs, my friends, pickles, musical theater, How to Get Away with Murder, love, […]

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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.