Donation provides school garden education
Thank you to Heather Young at Thrivent Financial. Heather is donating $6000 towards garden education at the Grow Spence garden. This will help provide over 100 hands-on garden classes for children at Spence Elementary in 2018. Hands-on garden education has been shown to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables children choose to eat in a day. This can make a huge difference in children’s health, behavior and learning. Thank you Heather.
Teachers and staff also can take their students out to the garden to do lessons or get a brain break. We often see Principal Shirel taking a few children out into this nature space to cool down before returning to the classroom.
Some wonder what garden and farm educators are up to over the winter. It’s actually a very busy time.
We have been:
- Hiring and orienting interns
- Strategic planning with staff and board members
- Creating upcoming lessons
- Developing new programs
- Applying for grants and funding for new programming
- Creating our yearly budget
- Meeting with garden teams
Garden Education Theme and Goals Revealed
Grow La Crosse program directors have revealed their theme and goals for the upcoming growing season.
Theme: Growing Creative Minds
Helping children discover healthy food and nature through inquiry, the scientific method, and identification.
- Empowering self-guided learning (students, staff, interns, teachers)
- Connecting a diverse, multi-generational community around the mission
- Strengthen branding
- Expanding reach and programming
- Continuing hands-on learning opportunities
- Establish new spaces
Board of Directors
Seeking Board of Directors members:
We are now accepting applications for 2-3 new board members. Board members should have time to put towards the organization, have experience with non-profits, and have a passion for our mission.
If interested or you have questions, please contact Jenny Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to our great Board of Directors who are helping to kick off the year.
President: Jenny Klein
Vice-president: Judd Steinback
Secretary: Annie Berendes
Marketing and Communications Intern Position
Grow La Crosse is looking for a Marketing and Communication Intern for this spring semester. Interns commit to a total of 90 hours for the semester. This internship is not paid, but interns gain real skills. Past interns have gained credits and used this as an independent study course. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Join our team.