Granting Opportunities to Grow
We are grateful recipients of grants to expand our programming!
Thanks to the Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation, a supporting organization of the La Crosse Community Foundation, thirty-six students from the Boys and Girls Club of La Crosse will get the chance to experience our new Seeds for Success program. Seeds for Success targets food insecurity and its health consequences. Through this program, children whose families might not otherwise be able to afford farm camp will spend a week learning to prepare healthy meals. Most of the produce will either be harvested by the students at Deep Roots Community Farm or donated by the People’s Food Co-op. Our hope is that through this program children will gain a better understanding of what it means to eat healthy and how to make healthy choices every day.
Seeds for Success would not be possible without the generous donations of the Franke Foundation and countless other sponsors. We cannot thank you enough for your selfless desire to give to the community and help grow the next generation.
Fall Festival on the Farm
The date has been set! Our annual Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 2:00-7:00pm at Deep Roots Community Farm. Join us for an afternoon of live music, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, and much more. We will also be celebrating the end of summer harvest by sharing a dinner made with fresh produce from local farmers.
This year, the Franke Foundation has generously offered to double all profit made on the silent auction up to $4,000! This money will go toward upkeep of the school gardens and educational programming throughout the year.
To find more information on how to get involved, click below.