Daily Food: Growing Your Own Food
Urban Roots' Emergency Harvest
For most of the eight years Austin's Urban Roots youth farm program has been in existence, the aspiring young farmers were taught how people who make their living in agriculture deal with drought conditions and water conservation issues. This week's Memorial Day flooding delivered a different set of lessons.

10:30AM Fri. May 29, 2015, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Help Save Swede Farm Dairy!
Regular shoppers at Austin area farmers' markets are bound to know the friendly Carlson family of Swede Farm Dairy – if not by individual names, certainly by their excellent line of goat milk products. Those exemplary products are in danger of disappearing from the markets, but there is a way to help.

2:35PM Thu. Aug. 28, 2014, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Gilmore Family Chefs Mentor Urban Roots Interns
This summer’s Community Lunch series hosted by Urban Roots kicked off in early June amongst shade-dappled, tablecloth-draped picnic tables full of enthusiastic diners. In its third year, the series of seasonal Friday lunches features meals prepared and served at the Urban Roots Farm by youth farm interns under the tutelage of area chefs.

1:20PM Tue. Jun. 24, 2014, Maggie Perkins Read More | Comment »

How Sweet It Is
Raul Vergara and Mark Bradley are serious about bees.

10:00AM Fri. Feb. 14, 2014, Anna Toon Read More | Comment »

Urban Farm Debate Intensifies
UPDATED: City Council has postponed discussion of the proposed changes to the urban farm code, pending another stakeholder process. A return to Council is scheduled for Nov. 21.

1:06PM Thu. Oct. 17, 2013, Anna Toon Read More | Comment »

Sowing the Seed
One would only have to take a weekend stroll through one of Austin’s many farmers markets to realize the face of sustainable agriculture is changing. It’s getting younger. As a critical mass of young people reject the industrial food system, a youthful glow has taken over sustainable agriculture. Yes, it’s trendy, but it’s also awesome.

10:00AM Mon. Jul. 22, 2013, Anna Toon Read More | Comment »

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Bug Up and Educate Yourself on Entomophagy
They don't taste like chicken, but insects do have their own unique – and delicious – flavor profiles. Oh, and they are considered by many to be the most sustainable protein source on the planet.

2:41PM Wed. May 29, 2013, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Phoenix Farms Rising
While the average age of an American farmer is nearing 60 years old, in recent years the organic farming movement has experienced an uptick in younger people looking to challenge the norms of conventional farming. As agribusiness moves full steam ahead, it will be up to this new crop of farmers to continue the movement toward a more sustainable food system.

10:45AM Thu. Apr. 11, 2013, Anna Toon Read More | Comment »

Free Community Children's Picnic and Real Food Fair
These rejuvenating rain showers will be replaced with sunshine and warm afternoons by this weekend - perfect picnic weather. This Sunday, April 7, 1pm-5pm, free community event The Children's Picnic and Real Food Fair takes place on the hills of the French Legation Museum (802 San Marcos).

3:47PM Wed. Apr. 3, 2013, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

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