Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved with GROW.  Our organization thrives by the contribution of many.  Here are a few ways you can be a part of the great work we are doing:

Volunteer with GROW

Volunteers contribute in a variety of ways.

Individual & family volunteers: We have a lot of garden space to maintain.  Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a newbie looking for a way to learn more about gardening we have a place for you. Go to our Volunteer page to fill our our volunteer interest form to get started.

Volunteer groups are crucial in helping with our bigger projects.  In the past we have had groups of volunteers from WWTC help rebuild the hoop house, a group of employees from SAP helped build the garden at Hamilton/SOTA and again volunteered to help install the Edible Schoolyard.  Kujak Orthodontics employees helped with maintenance at the State Road Garden.

If your place of work has a volunteer program you would like to connect with us about please email Bonnie at


As a non-profit all of our programs are funded through individual donations, grants and business sponsorships.  You can help us reach our financial goals by contributing.  Every dollar counts.

Intern for us

If you are interested in interning for us, please contact Bonnie at

Nutrition and Sustainability Education Internship Description:

GROW La Crosse is a  non-profit which connects children to healthy food and nature through school gardens and farm camps.  We are looking for interns!

Internship Description:

Intern will be responsible for overseeing a school garden, organizing volunteers, helping with summer lessons.  During the summer, we ensure the gardens are being maintained through family volunteers from the school.  Interns check on the gardens, check-in on the volunteers, help coordinate the volunteers and help troubleshoot when needed.  We also help instruct lessons to summer school classes and Hamilton students (Hamilton is a year-round school).  Interns help to plan and instruct a few lessons with help from the supervisor.  Interns also have the opportunity to help with Farm Camps which take place at Deep Roots Community Farm, about 12 miles from La Crosse.


average of 6 hours a week for a total of 90 hours per semester

Must feel comfortable leading a group of elementary students

Must have desire to learn more about nutrition education, especially Garden to Cafeteria

Must work well with others

Has transportation (car or bike)

A typical week could look like:

30 mins- Meeting with supervisor

2 hrs- Helping at garden

2 hours - Teaching nutrition lessons

30 mins- Garden to Cafeteria help (picking tomatoes/lettuce)

15 mins- Communications with supervisor and/or teachers

30 mins- Researching for next lesson

Communication & Marketing Internship Description:

Tasks include:

  • Create photo journalism blogs each week for GROW
  • Create professional social media posts
  • To capture images, intern will attend some Grow programs and events
  • Help maintain gardens and hoop house
  • Highlight and review events
  • Connect with community media
  • Help increase the number of blog subscribers
  • Assist in the marketing of events
  • Help with other tasks as needed

If you are interested and have the time and positive energy to put towards this internship, please send me your resume, and a short paragraph about why this is a good fit for you to   Feel free to ask any questions.   This is an unpaid position although past interns have received credit from their university for the internship.