Congratulations to our Green Grants Winners

Urban Roots youth at their farm market.

Thanks to all who voted in Green America’s Green Grants contest  We’re so pleased to announce the winner of this year’s top green-grants prize: Urban Roots, in Austin, TX.

Urban Roots is a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as means to build entrepreneurial, leadership, and life skills amongst its participants. Via local hunger-relief programs, Urban Roots then distributes this good, local, organic food to nourish Austin residents who currently have limited access to healthy foods.

“Ever since Urban Roots’ inception in 2008, we have relied upon the generosity of thousands of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer who help us cultivate young leaders and get their hands dirty, planting and harvest on our 3.5 acre farm,” says Max Elliott, Urban Roots’ program coordinator.  “Urban Roots will use this green grant to purchase seeds and to pay for youth Farmers Market Intern stipends.”

Urban Roots earns $2,500 as the top prize-winner, and three other finalists earn a $1,000 prize as runners-up. Read about them after the jump…

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