Make your own pickled garden veggies!

Students at GROW school garden lessons are learning about food preservation. We were able to pickle some freshly picked garden vegetables. Here is the recipe. Try it at home.


  • A variety of freshly picked garden vegetables
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Pickling spice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Jars and lids for canning


  1. Harvest vegetables from the garden
  2. Wash and chop vegetables into bite sized pieces
  3. Mix ingredients to taste
  4. Let sit for 15 minutes or longer and enjoy!

(Note: This recipe is not intended for long term non-refrigerated storage.  Put your jars in refrigerator.)


Students cut veggies

Students pick veggies to pickle

Insect Event was a Blast!

Thank you to all who attended our insect event! About 50 people of all ages made it out to the Deep Roots Community Farm for a day of insects and learning. UWL Biology Professor Barrett Klein led the group in gently catching their own insects to study. The kids enjoyed running around the open field with nets and magnifying glass to discover what types of insects were hiding in the grass. Klein then took the time to identify and give fun facts about the bugs the kids collected. The event ended with the children drawing their own pictures of the insects they collected.

Kids learn about a specific kind of bug


Looking for bugs

Farmer for a Day

Creek exploration and pick up

Do not miss out on our upcoming free event, Farmer for a Day! Join us as we give you the inside scoop of what life is like as a farmer.

You will get to pick two of these stations:

  • trail building and invasive species removal
  • creek exploration and pick up
  • caring for animals
  • biodiversity sampling

Make sure to sign up in advance here.

When: Sunday, September 23rd

Time: 2-4PM

Where: Deep Roots Community Farm, W4406 County Rd YY, La Crosse, WI

Fall Picnic on the Farm

When: Sunday, September 23rd

Time: 4-6PM

Where: Deep Roots Community Farm, W4406 County Rd YY, La Crosse, WI

-Taco Town-  Purchase tacos that are delicious and sustainably sourced

– Music – DJ Garden Gal providing groovy garden tunes

Deep Roots Community Farm

-GROW volunteer presentation and sign up opportunities
-Outdoor painting activity with local artist Sam Service
Free.  Advanced registration is appreciated  here.
-Carpool if possible!
-Google directions:
Please bring:
Bring picnic blankets and/or lawn chairs, reusable water bottle, hat, sturdy shoes, and plenty of smiles!