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Community Gardening

Urban Roots renewed our commitment to the community this year through partnership with Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo. The two city focused groups (Grassroots a nonprofit, Urban Roots a cooperative) offer Communi

May Workshops

•    Sunday, May 3rd 10am, Tree Planting Basics presented by Brian Dold, Landscape Architect 
Brian will demonstrate the proper way to plant a tree. Please join us to learn how to give your tree a good start t

Plant Swaps

Urban Roots will host two Plant Swaps this year. Both will take place in the lot across Utica Street from the store. The Plant Swaps are part of our roots, the first took place in 2005, when Urban Roots was just

Recovery Garden Day Volunteers

Recovery Garden Day is in the morning on May 30 and involves workshops at the Buffalo Museum of Science.  We need several volunteers to assist with set up, clean up, and to assist the presenters during their wor

Show House Tear Down

The Show House was a great success and a big thank you to everyone involved in the project!!  It's now time to take the project down so we need volunteers to assist for one last time with the Show House. Mo

Help Unloading Deliveries

We have 3 very large deliveries coming this Friday (5/22) that we need assistance with.  Any time that you can donate on Friday would be valuable.  Just show up between 10am and 6pm. We are receiving 57 (yes 57)

UR Celebrates Our 2nd Birthday

Our first year we celebrated our opening of the store and our Member-Owners with a party, and now with our third party in June of 2009, we celebrate our 2nd Birthday. Urban Roots will be having our 2nd Annual Bi

June Workshops

•    Tuesday, June 2nd 7pm Garlic: Eat. Stink. Be Proud. Presented by Seth Wochensky
Garlic supposedly sprung up in Satan's left footprint as he left the garden of Eden. Good thing he split because there c

Showhouse Shed Finds Home at UR

This spring Urban Roots collaborated with Buffalo Spree, Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, and Buffalo ReUse, on building a garden for Junior League Show House to sustainability. Included in the garden was a shed

Community & BC Projects Save!

Urban Roots is pleased to be able to offer block clubs, neighborhood associations and other recipients of Garden Walk, City of Buffalo, or other Beautification grants discounts for goods pre-ordered. Discounts*

Wicked Plants at Urban Roots

Amy Stewart came by Urban Roots while on a nation-wide book tour to support her new book about the dark side of plants – botanical villains – menacing plants that have the power to puncture, imprison, poison, ma

Moving the Shed!

The staff and volunteers at Urban Roots have worked hard to get the space cleared where the Show House garden shed needs to be moved into. As most of you already know, the shed is already in the yard, it's

Special Member Owner Garden Tours

The member-owner garden tour is coming up quickly but we still need a few people willing to host this great event. If you have a green thumb and want to show off your beautiful scenery, please contact us as soon

Ladybugs and Beneficial Nematodes

We have in stock ladybugs and beneficial nematodes. Ladybugs are voracious aphid eaters – this is a big year for aphids in the garden. Beneficial nematodes are effective against more than 230 kinds of garden pes

Discount on Books for Member Owners

We are currently offering a discount of 15% off the price of in-stock books. Swing by the store and bring home a book that will help you make your garden look it’s best.

Photographers Needed

As part of the new website we are planning to launch at the end of summer, we need help taking good quality photos of products in the store and in the yard. You will be credited as a contributor, and think of al

A Permanent Source of Water

In 2008, we dug ourselves a well! Actually, Frey Well Digging dug a well for us. Water was clearly an issue from day one at 428 Rhode Island Street, with three tenants and our garden center making use of one wat

Seeds and Seed Starting Materials

We have seeds from Seeds of Change certified organic and many heirloom varieties. Of course we have Veggies, herbs and flowers. (3.29 each pack) Seed starting mix Seed starting trays and Cow Pots Unsure of what

Urban Roots Bags & Totes

Urban Roots has a huge selection of bags and totes including Canvas sewn and printed bags by Enviro-Totes in New Hampshire, and Envirosax which offer unusual and well designed bags made out of organic bamboo. The

SallyeAnder Natural Products!

We are excited to introduce a new selection of SallyeAnder all natural products, produced nearby in Oswego, NY. These include four different soaps, hand therapy balm and the eagerly awaited (by UR's bug-b

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