Month: September 2014

Celebrate with Lower Phalen Creek Project

You are invited to celebrate with the Lower Phalen Creek Project!

Learn more about Wakan Tipi Center at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary on Saturday, October 11th from 11AM-1PM.

* Live Music with The Coxmen

* Seasonal refreshments from Urban Oasis

* Guided tours of the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary

* Children and families welcome

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Find us at Mill City Farmers Market

Urban Roots is proud to have six seasoned youth interns manning the Urban Roots booth at this year’s Mill City Farmers Market in Minneapolis. We are happy to join the ranks of the many vendors who use sustainable practices in growing produce.

This Saturday, September 6, will be our first booth of the season selling produce at the market. We have packed a variety of late summer/early fall crops to sell such as: arugula, tomatoes, ground cherries, eggplant, peppers, kale, tatsoi, shallots, beets, carrots and more.

Thanks in part to being a recipient of the Mill City Market Grant, our booth will be displayed at two more markets than last year.

Fall is here! Come visit us between 8AM and 1PM each Saturday at our booth located next to the Information Stand. Our youth interns and staff will be there every Saturday from September 6 through October 11. See you there!

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Help Create a Nature Preserve in Saint Paul

Calling all outdoor volunteers! Green River Greening needs your help on Saturday, October 11 from 8:30am-12:30pm.

Urban Roots youth interns are just a few of the volunteers coming together in October to turn a former railroad site into a 42-acre nature sanctuary.

Not yet open to the public, Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary will provide prairie, savanna, maple-basswood forest and wetlands to the heart of the city.

Great River Greening is trying to gather 100 restoration volunteers to help with this undertaking. Light breakfast, snack and lunch is provided to volunteers. The address is 169 Jenks Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55117.

Pre-registrtation with the organization is required. Sign up online or contact Jen Kader at or call (651) 665-9500, extension 11.


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