Month: May 2015

5th Annual Celebration Dinner: July 19

You Are Invited!

Join Urban Roots at the historic Saint Paul Hotel for our annual fundraising dinner featuring our youth interns.

July 19, 2015
The Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Social hour, silent auction, wine wall, cash bar

Welcome by Susan Moores of Roots for the Home Team
Youth intern presentation by Daniel Y., Imogene S. & Nancy V.

Plated dinner featuring local, organic ingredients

Live auction with Col. Kurt Johnson (View auction items.)
Guest Speaker Tracy Singleton of Birchwood Cafe
Dana Smith of AgriBank
Special acknowledgements by Mary Stahlmann

PhotoByMetteNielsenGuest Speaker: Tracy Singleton owns and operates the Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis. As an advocate for a healthier food system, community engagement, and environmental stewardship, Singleton believes, “Food connects us all. Every time we eat, we have a chance to make the world a better place.”
Sue Moores biz pic3Master of Ceremonies: Susan Moores, nutritionist and founder of Roots for the Home Team, a first-of-its-kind youth-based food enterprise at major sports venues.
kurtjohnsonAuctioneer: Kurt Johnson is one of the nation’s premier benefit and corporate motivational auctioneers. With 26 years’ experience and over 2,000 auctions to its credit, Kurt Johnson Auctioneering, Inc. has raised more than 60 million dollars for nonprofit organizations.



Registration is currently closed. If you’re unable to join this year’s event, please consider giving a regrets gift in place of your attendance.


Prep to attend by checking out our live auction items.

Entree features Kadejan Chicken of Glenwood, MN. Antibiotic-free, minimally-processed. Salad, seasonal vegetables and dessert created with organic produce. Salad and entree are gluten-free. Vegetarian meal available upon request.

Please note The Saint Paul Hotel does not have a parking lot. Valet parking is available or street/ramp parking is free on Sundays. Parking Options.

Business casual dress is encouraged.

For questions about the event, please contact Urban Roots at 651-228-7073.

Thank you to our 2015 event sponsors:

Grow Sponsors AgriBankLogoBlackGreenBioStar
Bloom Sponsors Print
 Seed Sponsors Metropolitan State University
TCF National Bank

Special thanks to:birchwood

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2015 Roots for the Home Team Schedule

Have you heard about the amazing salads being sold at Minnesota Twins baseball games? Urban Roots is a part of Roots for the Home Team, which is a community partnership of youth garden programs in the Twin Cities.

Using produce grown in our urban gardens and the inventive minds of our youth interns to help develop exciting salad recipes, together we sell delicious salads at Target Field on Minnesota Twins’ weekend home games.

Stop by our cart at Gate 34 on select game days. You’ll be greeted by our youth interns who offer a chance to sample our tasty salads and support the work we do. Read more about the youth, the salads and the mission.

Mark Your Calendars for Urban Roots Game Days:

Photo Credit: Teresa Marrone

Sunday, May 31
Saturday, June 6
Saturday, July 11
Saturday, July 25
Sunday, August 2
Saturday, August 15
Sunday, September 20
Sunday, October 4

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Shop at Whole Foods for Urban Roots on May 15

This Friday, May 15, when you shop at Whole Foods Market your purchase will also contribute to Urban Roots’ Youth Development activities. Whole Foods Market generously hosts community giving days, also known as “1% Days,” and Urban Roots has been selected!

Look for the Urban Roots table between 11am and 5:30pm this Friday. Please stop by to talk with staff and youth interns — and even participate in a garden game. We are honored that Whole Foods Market selected Urban Roots as a nonprofit organization that matches their values. We hope to see you there!

Whole Foods Market is located at 30 Fairview Ave. South, St. Paul, MN 55105 on the corner of Grand and Fairview.image002

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Geocache with our Youth Interns on May 16

Looking for something fun to do outside next weekend? Join our Conservation Crew youth interns along with the Minnesota DNR and St. Paul Parks and Recreation on Saturday, May 16 for Take Aim at Summer Fun from 11:30-3:30.

Learn from our youth interns how to geocache as they send you on a scavenger around the DNR Central Region Headquarters learning the history of the state’s first fish hatchery, spotting some wildflowers and learning where water goes when it rains.

In addition to geocaching there will be fishing, biking, archery, canoeing, rock climbing, wildlife watching, and more! Here is your chance to explore outdoor recreation activities with all equipment provided for free. Bring your family and friends and let’s enjoy the outdoors!

Take Aim at Summer Fun will be held at the DNR Central Region Headquarters located at 1200 Warner Road, St. Paul, MN 55106.

This event kicks off Explore Outdoors Saint Paul, a passport program encouraging outdoor activities.



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Join the Walking Tour of East Side Saint Paul

This year marks the 4th Annual Placemaking Residency hosted by the Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation. This is a five-day event meant to engage community members in thinking about how we can collaboratively grow and evolve our cities – and Urban Roots is getting involved!

As part of the event’s multi-day schedule, Urban Roots will be leading a walking tour on Tuesday, May 12 from 10-11am.

The tour will begin on East North Street with stops at Urban Roots, Stutzman Building and the site of Mississippi Market Food Co-op opening in September.

Register to join the tour and some of the other exciting activities planned.

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