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.

 

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

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 https://urbanrootsmn.org/volunteer/ to volunte...

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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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Freeze Fest Puppet Making in Full Force!

The snow is falling, the lakes have frozen and that means that the Urban Roots interns are busy building puppets again for this year's Phalen Freeze Fest, the Eastside's annual celebration of winter!  Local puppeteer Daniel Polnau, who has worked wit...

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Tis' the Season for Urban Roots Preserves!

At the end of each growing season, interns and staff at Urban Roots develop and process preserves to sell in our Market Garden Program, long into the winter months. It is a great way to utilize surplus, late-season harvests from our gardens with crop...

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Metro Deaf School Farm-to-Table Experience

Here’s a quick look at two days that exemplified the journey of our young Metro Deaf School entrepreneurs, who have been engaged with us since this last spring through their job training program, learning and building job, business, and agricultural ...

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