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.

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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Conservation Update: Our Watershed, Wildflowers (bees) and Winners!

It's officially Spring! April has not disappointed us with spring rainfall. The wet weather has given us an ideal opportunity to educate our youth interns and the East Side community on storm drains. We teamed up with the Capital Region Watershed Dis...

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Kick Off Spring Fun with Urban Roots!

Get your green thumbs ready to join us this Saturday, April 22nd,  for our annual Earth Day volunteer event! Spring planting is right around the corner, and we need your help! We’ll kick off the day in the gardens by shoveling compost, raking, and pl...

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Welcome Clara and Saba!

We are excited to have Saba Andualem and Clara Lind join the Urban Roots team! Clara, our Donor Development Manager, is a Luther College graduate with degrees in International Studies, French, and Political Science. During her year abroad in France, ...

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Get your Peanuts! Popcorn! Salads?

Once again Roots for the Home Team will be bringing fresh, local, and youth-grown salads to the Twins stadium. Early this March, Urban Roots interns teamed up with Roots for the Home Team and some of the Twin Cities’ expert chefs for the annual salad...

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Cooking Fresh with Nicole Chimbetete (U of M Masters of Public Health Student)

Nicole is a graduate student at the University Minnesota in the Masters Public Health Nutrition program through the School of Public Health. With hopes of being a Registered Dietitian after graduation, she aims to work collaboratively with those in u...

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