Newsletter 3.31.2020

Connecting children to healthy food and nature
Schoolyard Gardens Conference 
Two of our Garden Program Directors, Susan and Linda, attended the Schoolyard Gardens Conference at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum earlier this month.

Conference topics included: sustainability, teaching to science standards in school gardens, food security and seed saving opportunities. 

A grant written by University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Public Health students last semester provided funding for conference attendance.  Continued education for our staff helps ensure our programs are using the most current best practices. 
Garden Program Directors, Susan and Linda, at the Schoolyard Gardens Conference.Garden Starts are Easy!
Just like you we are missing our usual routines.  Our original spring plans included starting seeds with students during their first spring garden lesson.  Since we can’t do this together we want to share with you that starting seeds — wherever you are — is fun and easy to do!    Please follow GROW on Facebook for more activities to keep kids engaged.
Farm Camp Registration
Farm camp registration is open!  In effort to make farm camp accessible to all children, 8 weeks of camp are available at not cost to participants. 

You can help us make this happen by donating just $23 to send a child to camp for one week. Farm camp offers invaluable opportunities for children to connect with healthy food and nature. 
 I can help send a child to camp!

Intern Spotlight!

Meet our new Garden Intern, Danielle!

Danielle is the youngest of the interns, and ready to take on this semester! With studying a biology major, she is excited to work with our gardens in real life. Danielle will be working with the other interns to help connect children to nature and healthy foods. 

Hometown: Sun Prairie, WI
Major: Biology
Year in School: Sophomore
What are you excited about GROW?

“Super excited to teach kids about nature and working in the gardens!”

We are delighted to have Danielle joining our organization this semester!Donate