8.17.2021 New Board Members • Final Open Garden Events

You are Invited to
The Great GROW Get Together

Friday, September 10th, 5 to 10 pm
Pearl Street Brewery

Mark your calendar!  On September 10th we will be hosting the first ever Great GROW Get Together at Pearl Street Brewery from 5 to 10 pm.  This event will be a celebration of seed to table education through school garden, greenhouse and farm camp programming.  It will also be our biggest fundraiser of the year.

Plan on taking part in the silent auction, raffles and family friendly carnival style games all while enjoying all that Pearl Street Brewery has to offer.  One dollar from every pint sold will go directly to GROW programming.  There will also be live music by Flibbertigibbet and Flat Head Steve’s Food Truck and Ice Cold Refreshments dessert truck to keep you entertained and well fed.  

All proceeds raised during this event will support garden programming for the 2021-22 school year.  We anticipate connecting with over 2000 children in the Coulee Region throughout the upcoming school year.  You can be a part of ensuring the youth we connect to healthy food and nature receive the high quality programming GROW has become regionally recognized for by supporting this event.  
Can’t Make It? Donate!

We have amazing silent auction items coming in!  Contact if you have anything you’d like to donate to the event.  

Welcome New Board Members

GROW has a group of volunteer board members who oversee our mission and work.  Some of our board members have been with the organization nearly since the building of our first garden, while others have joined more recently.  Over the summer we have welcomed four new board members: Liza Ware, Ester Tierney, Anna Olson and Caitlin Hanney.  Each of these individuals brings their own unique background and perspective to help us thrive as an organization.  All of our board members share a passion for garden education and quality experiences in nature to help guide youth in living a healthy life.

You can read more about the background of each of these individuals as well as why they have chosen to donate their time and talents to GROW’s mission by reading their bios on our website.

Final Summer Open Garden Events

Join us for the final Open Garden events of the summer. The gardens are producing so much.  Every day in the garden offers something new to learn and observe!

Tuesday, August 17th
4:30 -6:30 pm
State Road Elementary School Garden
Activity: “We’re Going On a Harvest Hunt”

Thursday, August 19th
8:30 – 10:30 am
State Road Elementary School Garden
Activity: “We’re Going On a Harvest Hunt”

Tuesday, August 24th
4:30 – 6:30 pm
North Woods International School Garden
Activity: “Sorting Out The Garden”

Thursday, August 26th
8:30 – 10:30 am
North Woods International School Garden
Activity: “Sorting Out The Garden”
 All events are open to the public and free of charge. 

Garden Passports are still available for $10 each – you can still earn stamps for the grand prize!
Every passport has a coupon for two adult tickets to the Great GROW Get Together & a GROW T-shirt!

Get your own garden passport to bring to the Open Garden events.  Your passport book along with GROW staff will help you complete garden “challenges.” You will get a GROW stamp of approval for every Open Garden “visit” or “challenge” you complete.  On September 10, 2021 bring your passport to the Great GROW Get Together at Pearl Street Brewery to get your own GROW t-shirt and entries into a GRAND PRIZE Drawing.  Earn one GRAND PRIZE entry for every stamp of approval in your passport!Each passport has a coupon for one GROW t-shirt and 2 adult tickets to the Great GROW Get Together to be redeemed on Sept. 10th, a $30 value for a cost of only $10 per passport!     Go to for details.

All are welcome to the Open Garden events.  You do not have to have a passport to attend.  If you decide you’d like a passport they will be for sale at each Open Garden event throughout the summer.

Mayo Clinic Health System
is a generous supporter of GROW. 
We are grateful for their support!

Looking for Garden Volunteers

Are you looking for a safe activity for your family to do this summer?  We are looking for volunteers to help care for our school gardens.  No matter your gardening background or availability we have opportunities for you to get involved.  Go to our website to fill out the volunteer interest