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.

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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Go Green and volunteer with Urban Roots!

‘Tis the season to sign up to volunteer! Our volunteer program now offers three different types of experiences, each available in the Market Garden or Conservation Program.  You can now sign up online at http://urbanrootsmn.org/volunteer/ to voluntee...

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Phalen Freeze Fest=Outdoor Fun!!

At times it felt more like a thaw fest than a freeze fest, but those who came out to Lake Phalen on Feb 11th had a wonderful time finding fun in winter. Over 250 community members came to try out ice fishing, boot hockey, snow shoeing, kick sleds, jo...

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Harvestars Hard at Work – The Crop Planning Project

In January and February our gardens sleep, but there's no rest for the growers! Harvestars Imogene and Tony have spent the past three weeks reviewing last summer’s plantings and harvest and planning for 2017! The two Harvestars (our lead intern posit...

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