When: Saturday, April 28th, 9am – 12:30pm
Where: Urban Roots Farm – 7651 Delwau Ln, Austin, TX 78725
What: As a village, we will gather to learn about sustainable agriculture as well as work on the farm and help harvest vegetables that will go to feed those in Austin who are in need of food.
Urban Roots is a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture to transform the lives of young people and increase the access to healthy food in Austin. Urban Roots provides paid internships to Austin youth, age 14-17, to work on their 3.5 acre urban farm in East Austin. Each Fall, they hire 24 youth Farm Interns, three youth Assistant Crew Leaders, and three youth Agriculture interns to work with them for the upcoming program year.
During the 25 week spring and summer program, youth get essential life and job skills while growing food for the community. Urban Roots donates 40% of their produce to local soup kitchens and food pantries and sell the rest at farmers’ markets and farm stands in Austin. Additionally, they provide their youth with a variety of workshops in order to ensure a well rounded education on food, agriculture, and serving their community.
Over the years, the Amala Foundation and Urban Roots have had a beautiful partnership, impacting many youth in Austin. Each year, Urban Roots sends several youth that the work with to the Global Youth Peace Summit. Peace Leaders from the Summit have also joined the Urban Roots program after hearing about their amazing work at the Summit.
The Urban Roots farm is located in East Austin near the intersection of Bolm Road and 183. We recommend following the driving directions below as Mapquest and Google Maps often have trouble with the location of the farm and the fact that 183 is a split highway. (The land where the farm is currently located has been called Oasis Gardens and Hands of the Earth in previous years)
Address: 7651 Delwau Ln, Austin, TX 78725
For a map to the farm, please click HERE.
For Driving Directions to the Farm, please click HERE.