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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 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.

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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    Feel Good, Do Good!

                                                                     Every month, JuiceLand does a monthly special for a special cause.  They feature a special drink using seasonal ingredients and donate 50% of 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 […]

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    CSA Newsletter for June 4th – 10th

    Check out the latest CSA newsletter below!            

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    June 17th is National Eat Your Vegetables Day!

    Chipotle recently came out to the farm for a tour.  We played a few games to get to know one another (where we learned broccoli was the favorite veggie du jour) and then Executive Director Max Elliot led a tour of the farm.  Chipotle got to see what was growing and tasted some fresh veggies […]

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    Urban Roots at the SFC Farmers’ Market

      Come see us at the Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Market Downtown every Saturday from 9am – 1pm at Republic Square Park!  Coming up at the Farmers’ Market, we have Red Russian and Toscano kale, arugula, collards, spring onions, fennel, garlic scapes, broccoli greens, and much more as summer approaches.  The interns will be there […]