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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 21 people are interested
Prepping Garden Beds

Our Market Garden program grows vegetables in six urban plots on the east side of St. Paul. The gardens allow us to teach youth important job skills, address food insecurity on the East Side, and sell produce to support our vital programming. In the spring, help us prep our garden plots for the growing season. In the summer, help us weed and maintain our gardens, and in the fall, we’ll put our gardens to bed for the winter.

There are a variety of shifts for this opportunity. Please visit https://urbanrootsmn.org/volunteer to see dates and times and sign up.

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About Urban Roots


1110 Payne Ave, St. Paul, MN 55130, US

Mission Statement

Urban Roots is a Saint Paul organization whose mission is to cultivate and empower youth through nature, healthy food, and community.


Urban Roots provides paid internships to youth on the East Side of Saint Paul. Youth interns develop leadership, entrepreneurial, and life skills through our Market Garden, Conservation, and Cook Fresh Programs. Each year, up to 80 youth interns, ages 14-24, participate in our progressive, tiered programming, connecting to one another and to the world around them.

Our three programs:

Conservation youth interns support and improve green spaces around the East Side, and participate in the restoration of local parks through removal of displaced plant species, native seed collection, and installation of native plants.

Cook Fresh youth interns learn valuable skills in food preparation, safety, and planning and also explore nutrition, career preparation, and the cultural importance of food.

Market Garden youth interns participate in small-scale crop production in our urban gardens. The produce that's grown goes to the Cook Fresh program to be made into shared meals for interns across all three programs. Produce is also taken to farmers markets and distributed to East Saint Paul community hunger relief efforts.

Stay Up to Date

Follow us on social media @UrbanRootsMN and sign up for our emails at www.UrbanRootsMN.org. To learn more about volunteering with Urban Roots and to sign up, please visit www.UrbanRootsMN.org/volunteer.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Saint Paul, MN 55130



  • Farming
  • Agronomy
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Group


  • Be prepared to get your hands dirty doing one or more of the following: laying and spreading compost, raking, weeding, cleaning out garden beds, planting, and harvesting.

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