Cultivating Austin’s Urban Roots
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Urban Roots began four years ago as a way for Austin-area middle- and high-school students to connect with the environment. Today the project grows more than 25,000 pounds of vegetables and herbs each year, donating a sizable portion to Austin-area charities and food banks. More than 100 students cultivate two to five acres each year, learning communication, partnership, and leadership skills along the way.