Hintgen Garden Fundraiser

There is a lot happening at Hintgen School Garden

The Hintgen Elementary PTO is raising funds to start and sustain a school garden in conjunction with GROW La Crosse at Hintgen Elementary. The garden will benefit all of the students at Hintgen. They will enjoy hands-on lessons, taste tests and more fresh produce incorporated into school lunches and classroom snacks. It will also provide opportunities for students and community members to engage together in this garden project.

Please consider joining us for these events:

Groundbreaking at Hintgen Elementary School

Thursday, April 5th at 9:15am
Hintgen Elementary School

3505 28th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601

We will meet on the southside of the building.  This will take about 20-30 minutes.

Meet Linda

Linda Vale has returned to the La Crosse area after spending 10 years in the pacific northwest where she worked in landscaping and youth recreation; in addition to, facilitating outdoor summer day camps and later moved to Seattle where she received her Bachelor’s in Education from Western Washington University.  Linda then spent 4 years teaching abroad in Prague, Czech Republic as a primary school teacher at the Prague British School.  After returning to the Midwest, her passion for education, especially hands-on, project-based learning, has led her to GROW La Crosse where she leads after-school programs and supports the school gardens as Maintenance Director.


Intern Spotlight 

Madison Clark is a Freshman at UWL and is currently studying Public and Community Health Education.  Madison is from Chippewa Falls, WI and grew up on a dairy farm, which started her love for animals and being outdoors at an early age. At La Crosse, Madison is involved in CRU, Rock Climbing Club, and International Justice Mission. She enjoys running, cooking, gardening, and camping. She also loves hiking, whether that’s at home with her two dogs or in La Crosse on the bluffs. Madison loves working with kids and she works at Arrowhead Bible Camp in New Auburn during the summer. She is excited to be promoting quality nutrition and a connection with the outdoors through working with GROW