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Aceable Discovers Its Green Thumb at Urban Roots Farm

We’re experts on drivers ed, but how much does Aceable know about farming? After a morning spent volunteering at Urban Roots Farm, we know when a bean is right for harvesting, how to wash squash and why it’s important to slather one’s body in insect repellant (thanks, mutant mosquitoes). More importantly, we learned about an awesome volunteer and leadership opportunity in the Austin area that we get to share with all of you! Check out our photos from Urban Roots and see if you’d like to join the incredible farming team there sometime soon. Head to the Urban Roots booth at the Austin Farmers’¬†Market 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Saturday throughout November and December. There, youth interns will provide you with an excellent customer service experience and answer questions you may have about the fresh produce. Urban Roots teaches teens to lead, serve their community and learn the value of hard work through sustainable farming practices. Teen interns have a variety of opportunities at Urban Roots, including cooking food,¬†working in soup kitchens, running stands at farmers’ markets and guiding farm volunteers. Aceable had a great time working with the friendly folks at Urban Roots and recommend it as a volunteer activity for individuals and corporate groups alike! Thanks, Urban Roots — we can’t wait to eat the yummy veggies we brought home!

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