Mayors Conference

Join us this Saturday, March 25th at La Crosse’s Mayor’s Neighborhood Expo. The event includes free breakfast, free lunch and kids activities. The event is a day to learn about and appreciate the community we live in. Scheduled breakout sessions include topics like building a healthy community, safe road pathways and more!

Grow La Crosse’s Jamie O’Neill will be speaking at the first and second breakout session entitled “Eating Well at Schools”. The talk will touch on the topic of how Grow and partnering organizations like Farm2School, La Crosse School District, La Crosse County Health Department, Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare, and Gundersen Health System are able to bring fresh and healthy food to the lunch tables of our local schools. It will be a wonderful opportunity to hear firsthand the impacts of these organizations have on the community, and how the efforts are planed out.

The event is free and open to the public! Visit our booth and sign up to win free plants from our plant sale.

Date: Saturday March 25th 8:30am-3:00pm

Location: La Crosse Center

For more information and a schedule of events, visit the event site Here.

Looking for Thrivent Financial members

Are you a Thrivent member?  Have you been using your Action Team money?  

Thrivent Financial gives every member $250 twice a year to do something impactful in the community, it’s called an Action Team.  It is meant to spread generosity in the community we live in.

Thrivent is a not-for-profit membership organization and also a Fortune 500 financial service organization. With each financial plan setup, members have the opportunity to create Action Teams. These action funds can be used to help community fundraisers that give back to the community.

We’re currently looking for Thrivent members who have not yet used their Action Team money (you can use your 2016 money up until March 30).  We are looking for help with our upcoming Seed and Plant sales.

If you are interested in becoming a Thrivent member or learn more please contact Heather Young at 608-385-0876 or

If you’re interested in supporting this Grow La Crosse event or future needs, please contact  She will provide the blurb to copy into your Thrivent Action Team ask.  It’s easy and only takes a few minutes.

To login for businesses of trust fund members, click Here.

Grow La Crosse Harry Spence Garden

The garden is underway.  The first items to get put in are berms for the perennial plants and a limestone path.  The garden building will continue over the next few months.  If you would like to help, please join us at the Garden Party Thursday, May 4th from 4-7.

The beginning stages of the Grow La Crosse Spence School Garden.

Coulee Region Ecoscapes creating berms for the permaculture beds.

Digging out an area for the limestone path in the garden

Seed and Plant Sale

Don’t forget about our plant sale going on currently! Come pick some up at the Mayors conference this week. Or find us at our Earth Day booth, April 30th from 11-4. Can’t pick them up?  No problem, we can mail them to you.

New this year, you can pre-order plant sale items to pick-up and go. We’re offering a wide variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers while also adding native perennial plants to attract pollinators to your yard.

Order here.