Farm Days

2018 Family Farm Days

Spence Garden Fundraiser


Please sign up in advance for classes.  If we do not get our minimal number, we have to cancel.

If we have to cancel class due to inclement weather or low attendance, we will email you notifying you that the class is cancelled.

Painting on the Farm

Date and time to be announced

Join Sam Servais, Onalaska High School’s Art Teacher for a painting class on the farm.  This class is designed to be fun and laid-back, and there will be no pressure to re-create the same scene as everyone else.  Same will provide introductory instruction on color-mixing and do an underpainting demo.  we’ll then break out to paint the beauty of the farm (animals, gardens, structures).  In the end you’ll have a completely original painting.  Make sure to bring a snack and drink to keep your painting energy up!

Price per person (Children 3 and under are free)- $6  Supply fee if not bring your own canvas: $3, Price per family-$20


Date: Sunday, September 9

Time: 2-4

Join Barrett Klein, Biology Professor at UWL for a class full of art and insects.  We will collect and identify insects, and learn about their unique morphology, behavior, and physiology.  After getting to know some of these basic facts, we will move into a lesson in scientific instruction of insects. Barrett studies insect behavior, sleep biology, and explores the ways in which insects have affected humans throughout history. He studied entomology at Cornell University and the University of Arizona, received a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, fabricated natural history exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History, and joined UWL in 2012 as an assistant professor of biology.

This class is now free due to the generosity of attendees at our Growing Generosity event.

FREE - advanced registration is appreciated


Farmer for a Day

Date: Sunday, September 23rd

Time: 2-4pm

Ever dream of being a farmer? Join Grow La Crosse program staff to pretend you are exactly that for an afternoon.  We will plant, tend, and harvest in the gardens, meet and care for the horses, chickens, and pigs. Learn about how a farmer cares for a rotationally-grazed herd of grass-fed beef, and more.  We’ll poke around in the woods for any wild edibles, and end the day by wading in the creek. In other words, here is a shortened version of farm camp for the whole family.

This class is now free due to the generosity of attendees at our Growing Generosity event.

FREE - advanced registration is appreciated


Date: Sunday, September 23rd

Time: 4-6PM

Bring your own picnic dinner and come out and enjoy the afternoon on the farm.  Tours will be available.

 This year, we'll be doing a new fundraiser instead of Fall Festival on the Farm.  Yet, we enjoyed having people out to the farm to enjoy a meal and experience the space.  This year, we're offering a Fall Picnic on the Farm to all families to enjoy a picnic and time on the farm.

Although this is a free event, we would appreciate advanced sign up.

FREE – advanced registration appreciated

Kids running