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Spring Inspired on the Farm

There are still a few openings for Spring Inspired on the Farm this Saturday.  The temperature is predicted to be around 72 degrees.  I hope your children can join us for this beautiful spring day.

Details:  This Saturday, April 16 ∙ 12-3pm ∙ Ages 4-11farm 6
Location: Deep Roots Community Farm ∙ 10 miles from downtown La Crosse

All programming is led by Ana Skemp, M.S. Ecology, owner of Deep Roots Community Farm and Jeni Blake, artist and owner of Inspired.

Cost: $40  Registration is required. Questions can be answered by Jeni (608)317-2046 or Ana (608)-790-0255.


Will Allen

Our hoop house at State Road Elementary School was inspired from the education sessions at Growing Power in Milwaukee.  Will Allen, founder of Growing Power, will be speaking at Viterbo this Thrusday night at 7PM.  Admission is free.  Beware….he might just inspire you to put up a hoop house or start your own aquaponic system.  More details here.

Permaculture Area
Jill Castro helps layout the new permiculture section.

Jill Castro helps layout the new permaculture section.

We are adding a permaculture section at State Road Elementary School due to the inspiration of the Food Forest at the local La Crosse YMCA being put in by  Coulee Region EcoScapes.   Permaculture is developing sustainable and self-sufficient agricultural ecosystems.  We will start with raspberries and ground cherries, since those are favorites of the students, but we also will add herbs, wild flowers and other edibles.

You can help!  Let us know if you have edible bush cuttings or native flower seeds to donate.  We will be starting to design and construct some of the permaculture area this Friday, April 15th from 10:00-12:00 at State Road School.  Please contact  if you are interested in helping.

Thank You

Thank you Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare for your corporate sponsorship which allows us to connect more children to healthy food and nature.