Opportunity grows at Urban Roots

 

Youth development, sustainable agriculture and food accessibility create the perfect trifecta with Urban Roots. Executive Director, Max Elliot, showed Amanda around the property and talked to her about the work they do at the East Austin farm. Urban Roots provides paid internships to Austin Youth ages 14-17 to work on the 3.5 acre  East Austin farm. They are now accepting applications for their Fall Internship Program. As youth work on the farm, they learn the skills require to grow and harvest vegetables in a sustainable way. The farm grows about 30,000 lbs of produce each year, much of which is donated to local soup kitchens and food pantries.

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