Events Page

Check out our upcoming events!

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016
    10:00am - 12:00pmDNR Central Region Headquarters, 1200 Warner Rd, St Paul, MN 55106

    Learn how to spot birds in a local park with Urban Roots. Receive training in how to use binoculars and then go on a scavenger hunt to learn about common birds and their habitats found in St Paul.

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  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016
    9:00am-12:00pmSwede Hollow Cafe Patio - 725 7th St E, St Paul, MN 55106

    Shop a selection of unique and tasty tomato and pepper crops, along with beautiful native pollinator plants great for your home gardens!

    Choose from: heirloom tomatoes, sweet and spicy peppers, Italian and Thai basil, edible annual flowers, and pollinator friendly native plants.

     

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  • Sat
    21
    May
    2016
    11:00am-3:00pmDNR Central Region - 1200 Warner Rd., St. Paul, MN 55106

    Come join Urban Roots at the DNR Central Region Headquarters for a day filled with fun outdoor activities. Get a chance to try out archery, fishing, canoeing, geocaching, bicycling, rock climbing and more. Free event open to all!

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  • Thu
    26
    May
    2016
    4:30pm-7:30pmSwede Hollow Cafe Patio - 725 7th St E, St Paul, MN 55106

    Shop a selection of unique and tasty tomato and pepper crops, along with beautiful native pollinator plants great for your home gardens!

    Choose from: heirloom tomatoes, sweet and spicy peppers, Italian and Thai basil, edible annual flowers, and pollinator friendly native plants.

     

     

     

     

  • Thu
    26
    May
    2016
    5:30pm-7:30pmSwede Hollow Cafe Patio - 725 7th St E, St Paul, MN 55106

    This spring, Urban Oasis is partnering with Urban Roots and Dayton’s Bluff Community Council to turn East 7th Street, a busy urban street in St. Paul, into an Edible Streetscape of East Side Food Traditions. Join us to celebrate the amazing journey that food takes from seeds and soil to a variety of ethnic cuisines on our fork!

    For the latest event details, see our Facebook event page.

     

     

     

     

  • Sat
    04
    Jun
    2016
    12:00pm-2:00Costco - 5801 W 16th St, St Louis Park, MN 55416

    Please join us for Chef Lenny Russo’s book signing Heartland: Farm-Forward Dishes from the Great Midwest at COSTCO

    “Featuring profiles of the many producers who stock his restaurant’s larder, Heartland captures Lenny Russo’s infectious farmer spirit as a pioneer in the farm to table movement. It’s the story of how he created a regional dining legacy, told through page after page of delicious recipes.” (Common Good Books)

    This is a gorgeous cookbook full of wonderful information and recipes. We are thrilled and grateful that all the publisher’s profits from this book will go to benefit Urban Roots, so that we may continue farming, cooking, conservation and entrepreneurship projects for young people. Thank you, Lenny!

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  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2016
    8:00am - 11:00amBirchwood Cafe: 3311 East 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

    Join us at 8 am for breakfast at the Birchwood before heading out on a Conservation bike tour to Cold Springs Park. Cold Spring is an historic site for Native American settlements and now also reclaimed prairie land, and is very similar to one of our key worksites on St. Paul’s Eastside, the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary.

    Cost: $15 for ages 12 and up. Includes breakfast and a short talk about Urban Roots during breakfast time.10 free bikes available from Nice Ride! Sign up to reserve one, or bring your own bike and helmet for a great morning!

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  • Sat
    16
    Jul
    2016
    11:30am-3:00pmUrban Roots office - 763 Maria Ave, St. Paul, MN 55106

    Our Market Garden will join Wedge Community Coop’s sponsored Urban Farm Tour July 16. We’ll be starting at our office Demonstration Site and providing maps to our Dayton’s Bluff Youth Garden at 3rd and Maria for a fresh produce pop-up market, then on to Dellwood Gardens and Swede Hollow and back to Urban Roots!

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  • Thu
    28
    Jul
    2016
    6:30pm - 9:30pmBirchwood Cafe: 3311 East 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

    “Booster Club Dinner” at the Birchwood with Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine from The Perennial Plate and Yia Vang from Union Kitchen  (6:30 to 9:30 PM).  Cost: $75. Proceeds go to help us do what we do! We hope you’ll join us for this one-of-a-kind delicious event!

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  • Wed
    10
    Aug
    2016
    4:00pm-6:30pmUrban Roots office 463 Maria Ave, St Paul MN 55106

    Come see what we do at Urban Roots! Eat fresh wood fired pizza, talk to interns, play games, win prizes, and buy our youth made cookbook!

  • Thu
    11
    Aug
    2016
    9:30am-11:00amUrban Roots, 463 Maria Ave, St Paul, MN 55106

    Gardening Matters members and community gardeners have the opportunity to take an urban garden tour to see Urban Roots growing spaces.  Visitors will learn about the crops we grow, growing techniques, and how we manage productive urban sites through a youth employment program.

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  • Thu
    15
    Sep
    2016
    5:30pm-9:00pmHarriet Island Pavilion

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    CELEBRATE WHAT YOU CAN GROW IN THE CITY:  delicious food, healthy landscapes and youth full of potential!

    Join us for an evening of food and fun, emceed by Joe Alton from The Growler Magazine!

    Dinner prepared by chef Taelyn Lang of COOK St. Paul, showcasing youth-grown Urban Roots produce and desserts from Pastry Chef Diane Yang of Spoon & Stable round out the delicious meal

    Hors d'oeurves served up by amazing youth interns who will also talk about our programs and their experiences working with Urban Roots

    Libations include local drink offerings by: Tin Whiskers, Finnegan's, Bang Brewing, Urban Forage and St Paul Switchel, along with a signature craft cocktail and wine available at cash bar

     Entertainment from Picnic Operetta and Rhythm of the Saints Drummers

     Silent and Live Auctions..and more!

    Click here for more info and to register today!

     

     

  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2016
    11:00 AM to 3:00 PMHidden Falls Park - North Gate (1313 Hidden Falls Dr, Saint Paul, MN)

    Bring your family to the Mississippi River to try canoeing, fishing, climbing, archery, and more. Enjoy free outdoor activities with all equipment provided!

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  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2016
    2:00 PM to 8:00PMWest End Market at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds

    Special Urban Roots Fundraiser through a silent action on Friday!

    From the people who bring you The Beer Dabbler and The Growler, Rummage is crafted to cater to Minnesotans of all ages and interests. The weekend-long event at the West End Market at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds will feature a shopping collection of local and national brands and retailers, presenting their goods at incredibly marked down prices. Visitors can also jam to live music, sip on craft beer and libations, nosh on fair-inspired food, participate in family-friendly activities, and much more. Friday: 2pm–8pm, Saturday: 10am–8pm, and Sunday: 11am–5pm. Passes for the event are $10 in advance (via online or at The Beer Dabbler Store) or for $15 at the gate, and give attendees entry for all three days (Original, intact wristband required for re-entry.) Kids 14 and under are admitted for free. Learn more at www.rummagemn.com.

  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2016
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PMBruce Vento Nature Sanctuary (E Fourth St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106)

    Join the Lower Phalen Creek Project to celebrate the St. Paul Community at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary on Saturday, October 1st from 1-4PM
    There will be live music, food vendors, guided walks and food vendors!

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  • Sat
    05
    Nov
    2016
    9:30am-1:00pmFirst Covenant Church, 1280 Arcade St, St Paul, MN

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  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016
    10:00am-1:00pmMill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN

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    The Market Garden Crew running the booth during a September outdoor market at Mill City

    Farmers market shopping doesn't cease after the frost! Join Urban Roots and an array of amazing local vendors inside the Mill City Museum throughout the winter to shop the market.  Check out the Mill City Farmers Market website for more info.

  • Thu
    17
    Nov
    2016
    All Day!

    On November 17, 2016, please join us for Give to the Max Day and sponsor an URBAN ROOTS intern and SEED the next generation of leaders and critical thinkers on the Eastside of St. Paul. We link youth to ideas, people and places that they might not otherwise have a chance to experience.  Urban Roots interns earn-as-they-learn. Please click this link to make a contribution today! PLEASE GIVE TODAY

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  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016
    10:00am-1:00pmMill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN

    Farmers market shopping doesn't cease after the frost! Join Urban Roots and an array of amazing local vendors inside the Mill City Museum throughout the winter to shop the market.  Check out the Mill City Farmers Market website for more info.

  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016
    10:00am-1:00pmMill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN

    Farmers market shopping doesn't cease after the frost! Join Urban Roots and an array of amazing local vendors inside the Mill City Museum throughout the winter to shop the market.  Check out the Mill City Farmers Market website for more info.

  • Sat
    10
    Dec
    2016
    10:00am-1:00pmMill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN

    Farmers market shopping doesn't cease after the frost! Join Urban Roots and an array of amazing local vendors inside the Mill City Museum throughout the winter to shop the market.  Check out the Mill City Farmers Market website for more info.

  • Sat
    17
    Dec
    2016
    10:00am-1:00pmMill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN

    Farmers market shopping doesn't cease after the frost! Join Urban Roots and an array of amazing local vendors inside the Mill City Museum throughout the winter to shop the market.  Check out the Mill City Farmers Market website for more info.

  • Sat
    14
    Jan
    2017
    10:00am-1:00pmMill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN

    Farmers market shopping doesn't cease after the frost! Join Urban Roots and an array of amazing local vendors inside the Mill City Museum throughout the winter to shop the market.  Check out the Mill City Farmers Market website for more info.

  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017
    10:00am-1:00pmMill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN

    Farmers market shopping doesn't cease after the frost! Join Urban Roots and an array of amazing local vendors inside the Mill City Museum throughout the winter to shop the market.  Check out the Mill City Farmers Market website for more info.

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    10:00am-1:00pmMill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN

    Farmers market shopping doesn't cease after the frost! Join Urban Roots and an array of amazing local vendors inside the Mill City Museum throughout the winter to shop the market.  Check out the Mill City Farmers Market website for more info.

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    2:00 PM to 6:00 PMLake Phalen Lakeside Activity Center 1530 Phalen Dr, St Paul, MN 55106

    Join us outside around the fire to hear the Ojibwe legend of Shingebiss, dramatized by giant puppets. This is the story of the determined duck who refused to be defeated by the Winter Maker. Participate in fun winter activities such as geocaching, boot hockey, ice fishing, and more! All equipment provided.

  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    10:00am-1:00pmMill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN

    Farmers market shopping doesn't cease after the frost! Join Urban Roots and an array of amazing local vendors inside the Mill City Museum throughout the winter to shop the market.  Check out the Mill City Farmers Market website for more info.

  • Sat
    20
    May
    2017
    11:00am to 3:00pm1200 Warner Rd, St Paul, MN 55106

    Kick off your summer by trying a variety of outdoor activities all in one place!

    Urban Roots is teaming up with Saint Paul Natural Resources,
    the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    (DNR) and many other organizations to bring you:

    Archery
    Birding
    Buckthorn Art
    Canoeing
    Climbing wall
    Fishing
    Geocaching
    Lasershot range
    Live animals
    Tree Climbing
    And more!

    Bring your friends or family, tell your neighbors. Let's celebrate the new season together!

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017
    Fri
    30
    Jun
    2017
    All Day!Mississippi Market, 740 E 7th St, St Paul, MN 55106

    Support Urban Roots while you shop at Mississippi Market through the month of June. Donate $.10 when you use a re-usable bag and round up your purchases to the next dollar amount for donation to Urban Roots. It may only be a few cents or spare change, but the cumulative impact on our community is astounding! On average, you help Mississippi Market raise over $8,000 each month for their Positive Change recipients.

  • Sun
    23
    Jul
    2017
    6:00pm-9:00pmUrban Roots Office, 463 Maria Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
  • Thu
    03
    Aug
    2017
    4:30pm-6:30pmUrban Roots Office, 463 Maria Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
  • Thu
    12
    Oct
    2017
    6:00pm-9:00pmHarriet Island Pavilion, 200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55107