Losing half our Neighborhood

Hey all, the board of aldermen are poised to approve a bill that would take 100 acres in north St Louis including 47 owner occupied homes through eminent domain (stealing by the city).  Mayor Francis Slay​ has said he would approve the bill in spite of promising in the past that he wouldn’t use eminent […]

1st workshop of the year!

New Roots will be hosting our first workshop of the year installing a backyard garden! We bring the labor, tools, and potentially some seeds and starts, you bring the compost and soil, and we make it happen. Grow food this year! You can do it! Andrea Hughes is extremely happy with her backyard garden. Feel […]

CSA Shares Available!

We will be offering a few CSA shares of organically grown local food this year. Preference will be given to those that live in or close to the 63106 zip code. It will run from June 1 to October 31. Cost will be $550. Contact newrootsurbanfarm@gmail.com

Farmers’ Market TOMORROW

I’m excited about our first market day at the North City Farmers’ Market TOMORROW! Today we harvested collards, swiss chard, mustard greens, radishes, onions (the picture is of some onion seed we’ll be saving to plant later), bok choi, lettuce, and more as it sprinkled down. I’ll be picking herbs in the morning to take, […]

Soap Making Workshop

This only happens about once a year so clear your calendars for this year’s Soap Making Workshop!! Always one of our most popular workshops, our collective members will lead you through the process of making your own soap using some herbs from the farm- you can even take a bar home with you! Because we […]


So many delicious strawberries! So delicious, in fact, that the pillbugs, millipedes, and ants have been after our strawberries, too! To prevent this from happening as often, we’ve been picking the strawberries nearly everyday to they’re not sitting as long, which decreases the chances of these little arthropods from getting to our berries! We’ve also […]


Daniel and I went out a few nights ago on slug duty because they were chompin away at our greens and we don’t appreciate that! We took a flashlight, some cups full of salt, and one by one picked em off and threw them in our salt cups where they melted. (Sorry about that slugs, […]