8.5.2021 Mark your calendar for the Great GROW Get Together

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 food trucks 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!

Our Intern Team is Fantastic
Would you like to join?

Did you know GROW has a robust intern program?  Each semester we host a number of interns from many different educational programs and walks of life.  This summer we have four wonderful interns running our Open Garden programs, maintaining our garden spaces and helping to plan and prepare for fall lessons and fundraising events.  Our organization benefits from their time and talents in many ways.  

If you follow us on Facebook you’ve seen our “Intern Highlights” over the past few weeks. We love sharing their stories and inspiring others to grow through our intern program.  Currently, we are taking applications for fall interns.  If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more please check our our website or reach out to Bonnie@growlacrosse to talk about how to get involved. 

Openings include: 5 Nutrition/Sustainability Education Internships, 1 Marketing & Communication Internship, and 1 Garden Maintenance Internship.   

Open Garden Activities and Special Events

 Join us at our upcoming Open Garden events. The gardens are producing so much.  Every day in the garden offers something new to learn and observe!
Thursday, August 5th
8:30 -10:30 am
La Crescent – Hokah Elementary School Garden
Activity: “Vitamins & Minerals for GROWing Success”

Tuesday, August 10th
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Hamilton / SOTA I School Garden
Activity: “Garden Snack Creation Station”

Tuesday, August 12th
8:30 – 10:30 am
Hamilton / SOTA I School Garden
Activity: “Garden Snack Creation Station”
Special Guest: Principal Ben Burns!

All events are open to the public and free of charge. 
Bring a friend for a relaxing and educational time in the garden.

Garden Passports are still available for $10 each. 
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.

The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation
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 survey.