State Road Elementry School


The Grow La Crosse (GROW) State Road School Garden was created in 2012 in a collaborative effort by GROW, parents, teachers, administration, and community volunteers. GROW, a local non-profit, continues to develop and maintain the garden while also providing quality programming for 300 students at the school.

The garden is a hands-on, outdoor education and growing space which is utilized for taste test and curriculum-connected lessons.

Also, the garden is accessible to summer school programs several weeks throughout the summer where students can investigate, taste, help with maintenance, build community and just breathe.

Grow has also led science lessons, composting in the cafeteria and volunteer days. Food from the gardens go to the cafeteria, is used in taste tests and is harvested by summer garden volunteers.

Welcome to the State Road Elementary School Garden!

  • Established in 2012
  • Students served: ~ 300
  • Program Director: Kari Bersagel-Braley
  • Area: 1,810 ft2
  • Raised Beds: 12
  • Includes a hoop house, permaculture area, shed, and composter

Check out some photos from State Road Garden!

Hoop house