Go Austin/Vamos Austin (GAVA) mobilizes community power to reduce barriers to health while increasing institutional capacity to respond to the people most impacted by historic inequities. GAVA seeks to reduce the negative impacts of systemic health inequities by increasing access to physical activity and improved nutrition, building community power and fostering permanency. Through a robust collaboration with Urban Roots, GAVA is increasing access to fresh, local, and organic produce through a pilot program in which neighbors deliver vegetables from the Urban Roots farm to residents in Dove Springs.
Urban Roots cultivates leadership skills through food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. As the only farm-based youth leadership organization in Austin, Urban Roots is uniquely positioned to be a catalyst of change for the larger community. Our unique model reaches over 16,000 people each year.