Newsletter 5.7.2020

Connecting children to healthy food and nature
Community Crops
GROW is partnering with local food organizations and the La Crosse School District Lunch Distribution program for the Community Crops Project. 

Community Crops Project will provide families with free plant starts.  The Local Food Groups wants to increase the amount of local food grown at any time, but especially this year.

GROW asked interested families to grow seeds.  We provided seeds, cups and soil through funding of Thrivent Action Teams and the La Crosse Public Education Foundation.  Next week, May 11-15, these seedlings will be handed out at the free lunch sites. Other local food groups will be distributing at these sites along with other locations.

Read more about who is collaborating on this project like Kane Street Community Garden, Onalaska School Gardens, La Crescent Community Garden and Extension La Crosse County.

If you have extra seedlings that you would like to donate, please contact Haley Brata for a time and location for drop-off.
 Thank you to all the volunteers who are growing seed starts!
Squash seed starts on the left are hiding.
Kale seed starts on the right are coming up strong!
GROWing Generosity Fundraiser
GROWing Generosity is our largest fundraiser each year.  This year GROWing Generosity is going virtual on our Facebook page!  Check out the big tickets and priceless auction items now. 

Save the date:GROWing Generosity
Thursday, May 14th, 2020
6PM – 9PM 
GROW Facebook page
 All proceeds will go to connecting children to healthy food and nature. Why do you love GROW?
We invite you to share pictures or a short video saying why you love GROW garden lessons or farm camp!

Send your photos or short videos to GROW Preceptee, Haley Barta at 
 Use this picture for some inspiration!
WXOW New’s 19 / News8000GROW Student Teacher, Alex, made news headlines with his work continuing to develop resources for students to stay connected to nature while school are closed. We are so proud of his efforts and work with GROW.

Click on the links below to watch more about Alex.