8.26.2021 Final Open Garden • Great GROW Get Together • Summer School Lunch Harvest
|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 outdoor 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 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. Fathead Steve’s Food Truck and Ice Cold Refreshments dessert truck will be there to keep you well fed. All of the festivities will take place outdoors, unvaccinated are asked to wear masks, all participants are asked to use appropriate social distancing and disinfect hands frequently. We want to make this a safe event for all.
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 high quality GROW programming by supporting this event.
We have amazing silent auction items coming in! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have anything you’d like to donate to the event.
|Summer School Lunch Harvest
GROW gardens are thriving and producing this summer. We have been able to share the bounty with families attending Open Gardens, volunteers and students attending summer school and picking up lunches from the La Crosse School District.
We made a harvest stop at Kid’s Company, the La Crescent-Hokah surround care program, this week. Students were instantly excited for the colors, smells and looking forward to the tastes of this garden goodness!
So far this summer we have shared over 300 pounds of produce! Thank you to the La Crosse School District school nutrition department and Kid’s Company staff for helping to get all of this produce out.
|Final Summer Open Garden Event
Join us for the final Open Garden event of the summer. The gardens are producing so much. Every day in the garden offers something new to learn and observe! Come to our last Open Garden and take home treats from the garden. We are “Going on a Harvest Hunt!”
Thursday, August 26th
8:30 – 10:30 am
North Woods International School Garden
Activity: “Going on a Harvest Hunt”
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 GROWLaCrosse.org/garden-passport-events/ 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.
|Kujak Orthodontics is a generous supporter of GROW.
We are happy to announce Kujak is the first business sponsor to make a
five year financial commitment to sponsoring school garden education.
We are grateful for their support.
|Looking for Garden Volunteers
Are you looking for a safe activity for your family to do this summer or fall? There are still months left in this growing season and 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 get started.GROWLaCrosse.org/volunteer-2/.