5.1.2023 We’re Hiring! Open Gardens Start & Volunteer Orientation Next Week

We’re Hiring

Our Program Educators play a special role in connecting youth to healthy food and nature through hands-on garden-based education.  We are currently looking for an individual with strong communication skills and a passion for teaching and inspiring children in the area of nature and gardening.  See our website for a complete description of the job opening.  Please, share this opportunity with anyone you think would make a great addition to the GROW Team.
Garden Volunteer Orientation Nights

It takes a team to keep all seven school gardens watered, weeded and harvested over the summer.  You don’t need any gardening experience to volunteer with us.  In fact, we have volunteer orientations and weekly volunteer updates to help everyone of our volunteers feel prepared to help in the gardens.  

Whether you would like to help two or three times a summer or every week, we are happy to share our garden knowledge to gain your help over the growing season.  This is a great opportunity for busy families to try out gardening while giving back to the community.  

Go to our website to fill out the volunteer interest form.  This will ensure you get future volunteer communication.  

Garden Orientations are planned for the following nights
(click the link to sign up):

• Hintgen Elementary School Garden Summer Volunteer Orientation Sign Up: June 6, 7-8pm

• State Road Elementary School Garden Summer Volunteer Orientation Sign Up: June 6, 5:30 to 6:30pm

• Hamilton / SOTAI School Garden Summer Volunteer Orientation Sign Up: June 7, 5:30 to 6:30pm
• La Crescent – Hokah School Garden Volunteer Orientation Sign Up: June 5, 7-8pm

• North Woods School Garden Volunteer Orientation Sign Up: June 5, 5:30 to 6:30pm
• Summit Environmental School Volunteer Orientation Sign Up: June 8, 5:30 to 6:30pm• Spence Elementary School Volunteer Orientation Sign Up: June 7, 7-8pm
Open Garden Events Start Next Week!
Farm Camp is Almost Full
Are you ready to dig, run, build, draw, garden, eat and discover? GROW La Crosse presents Summer on the Farm, where students will plant, tend, and harvest fruits and vegetables and explore where our food comes from. Students will also learn how to identify species and understand the relationship between each part of the farm and the larger ecosystem. We will spend time each day being active outside including: hiking up the bluffs, building forts, splashing in the creek, and caring for the animals at the farm. In this session we will place an emphasis on science – animal behavior, hypothesis formation, data collection, species identification, building connections in the larger farm ecosystem, local signs and solutions to climate change and more.

Camp Details:
Ages: Registration is open for students entering grades 2 – 8
Dates: July 31st to August 3rd
Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fee: $125
Registration Link
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