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.


East Side Review (2/25/19) – Urban Roots Celebrating 50th Anniversary
MN Women’s Press (6/2/18) – Act Now: Support Minnesota’s Women Farmers
Minnesota Good Age (3/29/18) – Rooting for Kids
Make It Minnesota (10/28/17) – Urban Roots: Planting the Seeds of Inspiration
AgriBank (6/26/17) – Gardening Day at Urban Roots
Mississippi Market (6/1/17) – Positive Change – Urban Roots
Roots for the Home Team (6/1/17) – Salad Stories

Our Produce Now Resides at the Walker

Edible garden crops as art? They will be this October at the Walker Art Center this and Urban Roots is involved in the exhibition. Our produce has settled in as an elite member of edible foods used in an art installation. Check out the Fritz Haeg: A...

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Bryan and Ly’s Epic Quinoa Salad

Makes 8 (1 cup) servings Dressing Ingredients ¼ cup hoisin sauce 2 tbsp. honey 2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil 2 tsp. chili garlic sauce 2 tbsp. rice vinegar Salad Ingredients 1 cup uncooked quinoa 2 cups packed shredded kale leaves 1 cup red cherry tom...

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Career Profile: Conservation Scientist

What does a conservation scientist do? Conservation scientists work to manage, improve and protect the country’s natural resources. They work with governments and landowners to use and improve the land. Some conservation scientists advise farmers and...

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Mill City Farmer's Market

Throughout the month of September, Urban Roots participates as a vendor at the Mill City Farmers market in Minneapolis. We are proud to be one of the many vendors who use sustainable practices in producing and manufacturing goods. This past Saturday...

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Harvesting with Global Guests

The group from the International Visitors Leadership Program arrived at our 3rd and Maria gardens on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. It was a perfect day to be outside and get a little garden work done! We introduced our organization to the visitors, shar...

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Urban Roots and our International Visitors

The U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program is coming to Minnesota and they’re making a stop at Urban Roots! The visitors are an eight-member group of members from Argentina, Australia, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Indones...

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Hello, Honeygold Apples

Apple season is here! Urban Roots has gotten its first harvest ever from our sustainably grown apple trees. Our harvest amounted to 40 pounds of Honeygold apples. Sweet, colorful and ripe for eating, these apples will be included in our fall CSA sha...

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Whole-Grain Spaghetti With Garlicky Kale and Tomatoes

Serves 4 Ingredients 6 ounces whole-grain spaghetti 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, chopped kosher salt and black pepper 1 bunch kale, thick stems removed and leaves torn into bite-size pieces (about 8 cups...

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