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

Youth: Get Paid EMT Training!

Paid Youth Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification and Firefighter Awareness Program Application deadline extended until 11/22/2013 Have you heard about this great opportunity for St. Paul residents aged 18-24? Get paid training and certif...

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Hub Harvest Dinner Success

Last week's East Side Food & Wellness Hub Harvest Dinner was a great success. We had 80 community members in attendance! Attendees enjoyed a delicious three course dinner with great local food, including lots of produce from the Urban Roots gard...

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Hub Hosts Fall Harvest Dinner

The East Side Food & Wellness Hub is excited for the opportunity to bring together Hub members and community members for our Fall Harvest Dinner! The event will be held at First Covenant Church on Tuesday, November 12th from 5:30-7:30pm. A multi...

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Career Profile: Food Stylist

What does a food stylist do? A food stylist is a creative professional who prepares food for photographs or television. They will often work closely with chefs, editors and photographers. Food stylists usually prepare dishes and use styling technique...

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Why November 14th is the Day to Give

Every day Urban Roots is changing the way local youth think about food, the environment and their role in the community. We employ more than 45 local teens annually through our Garden Corps, Nutrition Corps and Conservation Corps youth internships an...

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Canning our Crops

As autumn brings in the colder weather, our youth interns expressed an interest in learning how to make use of our leftover crops. We decided to do some canning with a bumper crop of tomatillos and make Salsa Verde. Salsa Verde is an oven roasted sa...

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Celebrate National Apple Month

October is National Apple Month! To celebrate, try this amazing apple recipe from Cooking Matters. Baked Apples Ingredients: 6 apples 6 Tablespoons shelled walnut pieces 6 Tablespoons raisins 2-3 Tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon (or to taste) gr...

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Visiting our Produce at the Walker

Visit the Urban Roots produce this weekend, October 12-13, on the Forager’s Circle inside the Walker Art Center! Urban Roots teen interns and program staff made a visit to the Walker Art Center yesterday afternoon to view the exhibit, Fritz Haeg: At...

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