New event!

Grow La Crosse is excited to announce our new school garden fundraising event; Growing Generosity. We will be in the spirit of celebrating healthy food and nature for the benefit of our local children. There will be numerous food stations offering a variety of delicious dinner courses, desserts, a cash bar and a few activities that you could do in heels. Wait, heels? Yes, you read that correctly! This is a gala so feel free to dress it up and enjoy a night out without the children.

Tickets are $50/person or $350 for 8 tickets. Only 200 tickets available.


6-7PM – Social, Drinks and Food Station

7-8PM – Food Stations and a Heartwarming Video from GROW

8-9PM – Raffles

Coulee Region Ecoscapes

NEW PROJECT– Grow is excited to announce that we will be working with Coulee Region Ecoscapes, LLC on the design and installation of the Hamilton/SOTA I Edible Schoolyard. The Edible Schoolyard will be designed to serve as an educational platform, to provide a “soft landing” that promotes wellness and reduces stress, to improve ecological health and increase biodiversity, and to grow food locally.

The Community Input session offered a lot of good advice. 

We discussed:

  • goals of the space
  • student traffic
  • best plants and features for each area

Coulee Region Ecoscapes will make a draft of the layout.  If you have advice that you were not able to give during the input session, feel free to email me at with the subject line: Edible Schoolyard.

Family Farm Days

Nature Survival Skills

Date: Sunday, June 10

Time: 2-4 p.m

Join Derek Berkheim from Seekers Wild for a course on wilderness survival skills.  The class will open with a survival skills talk.  Everyone will learn how to build a friction fire, and practice the skill. We’ll also embark on a wild edible and medicinal plant walk.  Finally, we’ll learn how to make cordage/rope from plant materials and follow this up with a short “survival skills” Q & A while we work on our cordage.  This class is appropriate for adults and children.

Price per person (Children 3 and under are free)- $6  Supply fee if not bring your own canvas: $3, Price per family-$20

Pollinator Days

Our Pollinator Patch program has been busy learning about pollinators, making pollinator homes and planting pollinators.  You are invited to see their projects.  The students will show you their work.

TODAY – Tuesday, May 29th at 4PM at State Road School, Meet at the garden on the east side of the school

Tomorrow – Wednesday, May 30th at 12:15 at Hamilton Neighborhood Garden – 807 Johnson Street, La Crosse