3.20.24 Workshop UPDATE • Farm Camp Registration Open • Gold Star Educator Grant • Plant Sale Volunteers

UPDATE: The Pollinator Workshop will only be held on Tuesday, March 26th. We will not be hosting this event on Thursday, March 21st. 
RSVP for the Polinator Project Workshop

Farm Camp Registration is Open

Summer on the Farm is a well loved experience for youth entering grades 2 – 8.  Participants get to run, play, learn and explore on the farm while immersed in nature.  Farm camps are held at our partner Deep Roots Community Farm just outside of La Crosse.  
Learn more and find a registration link on our website
La Crosse Public Education Foundation
Gold Star Grant Received

We are grateful to be among the Gold Star Educators selected to receive grants from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation for projects to enhance education for students in the School District of La Crosse. This grant will support our Pollinator Project at North Woods InternationalHamilton Elementary School, and Hintgen Elementary School gardens.

“LPEF is honored to support the excellent educators in the School District of La Crosse as they demonstrate innovative dedication to engaging their students in learning,” said President of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation Board of Directors, Heidi Odegaard. “We’re grateful for the community support that makes these projects possible and helps to give La Crosse public school students access to enhanced educational experiences at every grade level in our district.”

Greenhouse Volunteer Opportunity

We will be hosting a plant sale in partnership with Habitat for Humanity at the ReStore in May.  If you would like to help plant seeds and transplant plants in preparation for this community fundraiser you can sign up on this link:

Can You Sponsor A Student, Class or Garden?
As we embark on another year of empowering youth through hands-on experiences with healthy food and nature, we invite you to join us in our mission at GROW. We believe every child deserves access to nutritious food and a connection to nature through hands-on garden based learning to nourish growing minds and bodies. 

We believe fostering a connection with food from its very beginnings is key to instilling healthy eating habits in children. That’s why we offer hands-on learning opportunities like garden lessons at 9 local public schools, farm visits, greenhouse tours, Kids Cooking Challenges, and Open Garden programs. By involving children in every step from seed to table, we empower them to make informed and nutritious choices. 

In 2023 alone, our programming engaged over 3,200 youth in the Coulee Region in learning about how healthy food is grown, and how they can access and choose to eat it. Your support can help us make this vision a reality.

We are looking for individuals who can sponsor a student, class or school for the 2024 school garden lesson and growing season. A gift of just $5 provides one student with a garden lesson. Click the button below to make a donation. Your gift will give local youth opportunities to lead the way to a healthier future.

Make a positive impact – support garden-based learning!