Local Spotlight: Urban Roots
One of the great things about starting HourSchool is all of the incredible people and organizations we get to interact with along the way.
Over the past few months it became very apparent that we needed a way to capture and share some of these conversations in order to make public our larger conversation about approaches to learning and knowledge sharing. So, we’re starting the “Local Spotlight” series.
Every other week we’ll interview someone whom we’ve met along the way,ask them some variation of the following set of questions to showcase their approach to education, and to share some of their success stories.
1. Who are you and what does your organization do?
2. What makes it unique in the education, training, and or knowledge sharing space?
3. Can you share a success story with us, and tell us what your favorite part of that story is?
4. What does that story, or experience, tell you about successful teaching, learning, and or knowledge sharing?
We’re really excited to share these stories we’ve been hearing along the way.
For the first interview in this series we sat down with Leigh Gamon-Jones from Urban Roots, a nonprofit based here in Austin, TX.
“Urban Roots uses sustainable agriculture to transform the lives of young people and increase the access to healthy food in Austin”
Check out the first video below!
Thanks so much to Leigh, and to Urban Roots for taking the time to chat with us. Make sure to check out their website www.urbanrootsatx.org for more great stories about what they do.
If you know of any cool companies educating people in unique ways, send us a note, we’d love to meet them!
The HourSchool team.