The mission of Urban Roots is to CULTIVATE durable and resilient communities, families, and ecosystems through urban agriculture.
At Urban Roots, we are locally minded place makers who believe growing food is an invitation into being fully human. We believe that urban agriculture can simultaneously address food justice, unemployment, and urban community well being all while enriching and connecting our greater Grand Rapids Community.
CSA shares are available now! The sooner you can sign up the better, for planning purposes. To buy a share and support us at Urban Roots, find more information here.
Our community farm will have a farm stand up every Thursday from 4pm-6pm selling our vegetables. If you can't make it then feel free to stop by anytime from 9am - 4pm (Monday-Friday) at our 1316 Madison SE location to purchase plants!
Our Mobile Classroom goes out every week on Monday and Wednesday to seven different locations to educate others on what it means to have a durable and resilient farm.
Questions about the Community Farm and Education Center? Contact us here.
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Urban Roots chosen for 2016 slow food wm micro-grant!
Thanks to Slow Food West Michigan, Urban Roots was selected as a Micro-grant recipient for 2016. This grant will be used to help us expand our use of heirloom seeds and seed saving at our location in Madison. At our upcoming Plant Sale, Mobile Classroom, and Urban Farm, we are excited to grow culturally-appropriate and heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables. For more information about Slow Food West Michigan, check out their website here!