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Urban Roots on KGSR Tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.

19 August 2009 2,640 views 4 Comments

I’m really looking forward to chatting with Max Elliott from Urban Roots and YouthLaunch tomorrow on KGSR 107.1 at 8:30 a.m. CT. We’ll be on the KGSR “Late Show” with Andy and Bryan and it will be streaming live online if you want to check it out.

I wrote about my experience at an Urban Roots community lunch this summer (scroll to the bottom of this hodgepodge blog) and first discovered this awesome non-profit while participating in last year’s Austin Urban Farm Bicycle Tour.

farmlogo1Urban Roots is a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as means to effect lasting change for youth participants, and to nourish East Austin residents who currently have limited access to healthy foods.

Young people will cultivate a local 2 – 5 acre, diversified organic farm, selling a portion of their harvest in the Austin area and donating a portion to local hunger relief programs. Through this process young people can connect to the land and learn the benefits of growing, eating, selling and donating organic food, as well as leadership, entrepreneurial and life skills, and the importance of giving back to their community.

urbanrootsveronicaYou can donate to Urban Roots here. There is a wish list of everything they need here. To sign up for the e-newsletter and hear first about volunteer opportunities and events, sign up here.

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