2.25.21 Spring Kids Cooking Challenge

Spring Kids Cooking Challenge

Are you ready for a challenge?  As a result of the popularity of our fall challenge and at the request of many of our fall participants we are holding a spring Kids Cooking Challenge!  Everyone wins when kids cook with fresh and healthy ingredients.  Sign up your young chef or family team today to ensure your mystery bag of ingredients and your place in the challenge.
Busy Interns

Spring semester is in full swing.  That means our internship program is ramping up too.  Each semester GROW hosts a number of interns from area colleges and universities.  The partnerships we have developed help foster hands-on learning experiences for students working on their professional degrees.  A robust intern program also allows our programs a larger reach to carry out the important work we do connecting children to healthy food and nature.  

This semester we have seven individuals interning in different capacities. Autumn, a University of La Crosse Public Health and Community Health Education major, is doing her preceptorship with us.  This a 40 hour per week pre-graduation requirement that allows Public Health Majors the opportunity to be immersed in a professional setting before entering the workforce.  We are also working with three additional Public Health and Community Health Education majors, Jordan, Riley & Lila.  Each of these ULW students hold a 5-6 hour per week Nutrition and Sustainability Education internship.  In addition to these semester long internships we have three UWL Service Learning interns who will each contribute 20 volunteer hours to our programming.  

We look forward to watching these students learn and grow a long side us as they work on projects including, the Kids Cooking Challenge, Spring Plant Sale, garden lessons, farm camp preparations and greenhouse programming. 
Stepping Stone Event
Partnering with ArtPOP and Twinkle & Twine by Design, GROW will be holding a Stepping Stone garden beautification and fundraising event this spring.  Watch for details.  Follow us on Facebook for event details as soon as they are posted.
Intern Highlight

Meet Riley one of our Nutrition and Sustainability Education interns for the spring semester.

Hello, my name is Riley Haleen. I am from Door County, WI. I am attending the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and I am studying Public Health and Community Health Education with an Environmental Studies minor. I chose GROW because it combines two things I love, working with children and the environment. One goal I have as an intern is I hope to learn how to connect and encourage children to garden and eat produce. My favorite fruit is watermelon and my favorite vegetable is zucchini.

Welcome, Riley!  We are excited to have you on the GROW team.