Garden Celebration

La Crescent’s Lesson #1

GROW and La Crescent Elementary students explored the school rain garden with a pollinator hunt activity this week. Finding different flying and crawling critters, they worked in teams to check off each item off their list.

The students also ventured into the vegetable garden to identify the different parts of the plants. Again in groups, they were allowed to pick the varying items.

La Crescent Elementary students had the opportunity to taste their own garden harvest! The taste testing included: carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers. Additionally, we had the chance to try a pesto cracker recipe; ingredients grown in the garden.

Pesto Cracker Recipe

Edible Schoolyard Update

We are happy to announce that the third week of October we will be planting section #4 of the edible schoolyard in front Hamilton/SOTA Elementary. The ground is prepped and ready for the children to help plant.

We are still working hard to get funding for the rest of section #4 of the edible schoolyard. If you are interested in making this project possible, consider sponsoring a tree, shrub or pollinator patch, please visit our website.

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Upcoming Farm Days

Don’t miss out on our upcoming family farm camp events at Deep Roots Community Garden.

~ Plant Drawing and Nature Journaling on the Farm – October 5th @ 2pm

Join Laurie Stiers of HerbsAllAround for a FREE family-friendly class focused on drawing plants and nature journaling. Please bring a sketchbook or art materials if you already have, but we’ll have plenty available to share as well.

~ Fall Mushroom walk on the Farm – October 12th @ 2pm

Ready to explore all different types of mushrooms. Join us for a FREE, family-friendly Grow La Crosse community day focused on fungus!

~ Parent/Child Nature Class October – October 14th @ 10-12am

This FREE class is designed for parents or caretakers and their little ones (up to age 7). We will have time for outdoor play and exploration, a nature craft, and a story. Our activities will include harvesting from the gardens, building with natural materials, meeting and caring for the chickens, goats, pigs, and horses, and picking flowers and gathering seeds to send home.