Bright and early one Saturday morning in downtown Austin, Texas, young people hustle to set up a farmers market stand piled high with leafy greens and freshly harvested vegetables. Just a short drive away on a three-acre farm, more youth are preparing to lead a group of adults through a day of planting, weeding, shoveling and learning. This is what Urban Roots is all about.
“One of the most powerful parts of our work is we can engage young people and adults from all walks of life to work across from each other,” explained Max Elliott, co-founder and executive director of Urban Roots. “They’re going to have some differences: They might come from different parts of town, they might have different ages, they might look different. But together we’re working toward a shared goal of nourishing the community.”
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