News

With so much happening at Urban Roots, we have put together a news page, so you can see, read, watch and listen to what is happening in our different programs. We hope you enjoy and check back often as we put more information on this page.

Click on the links below to watch more about Urban Roots and how we are changing the lives of students and families on the Eastside of Saint Paul.

Join Us for an Open House!

We’re halfway done with summer programming, but our event calendar is still in full swing! It’s been a summer packed with pizza nights and chef-led lunches, and we can’t wait to celebrate the final month of summer by opening our demonstration site to...

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Get a Pi-zza This!

Urban Roots will be hosting our first Urban Pizza Farm! Local chefs and our exceptional youth interns will do a pizza oven take over- creating delicious pizzas made with Urban Roots produce for you to enjoy. The inaugural Urban Pizza Farm will take p...

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What’s Growing?

Rivoli Bluff Farm is in full swing! Intrepid staff members have been plowing, installing drip irrigation and planting the quarter acre plot. Thanks to our partnership with the Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services, we benefitted from a Minneso...

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What’s Cooking?

What’s cookin’ in the Urban Roots kitchen? Lots of fun, summer activities! This summer, we’ll be working with seven chefs from around the Twin Cities- including Rajen Rayan, Beth Dooley, Jenny Breen, Yia Vang of Union Kitchen, Ruhel Islam from Gandhi...

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Chef-Led Lunches: Ghandi Mahal

Cook Fresh's summer interns have been busy in the kitchen, learning about produce seasonality, shopping on a budget, and working with chefs Yia Vang and Rajen Rayen, to prepare farm-to-table meals for 60 youth interns and our visiting partners. Last ...

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Cultivating Healthy Eating in the Schoolyard Garden

J J Hill Montessori students got to "eat the rainbow" in their schoolyard garden with the guidance of Urban Roots staff and a great crew of parent volunteers. Under beautiful blue skies, 15 classes of Children's House and E1 learned salad making skil...

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Just Saying "Hay!" from Urban Roots Staff!

The sky was cloudy but spirits were sunny for our Market Garden Staff Work Day! Market Garden team members Summer, Jaclyne, and Sydney led staff crews to get our garden at First Covenant Church in great shape for the production season. We edged the...

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Get Involved with the Fun, Food, and Growing!

Staff and interns teamed up with CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio) and Macalester College students to put on our best Earth Day ever on April 23rd!  Around 45 participants joined us to clean up and completely prep a few of our gardens fo...

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