Spring has Sprung

New School Sample Lessons

Lessons with Caroline

GROW is offering free nutrition and garden based lessons to interested classrooms at Northside and Emerson Elementary Schools. Students participated in a “six plant parts” taste test and planted window sill herb gardens while learning about My Plate and healthy food choices.

Next up, students will taste test various herbs and spices and learn about locally grown fruits and vegetables. These lessons were made possible through a partnership with the AmeriCorps Farm to School Program and funding from the La Crosse Community Foundation. 

Volunteer for GROW

Spring Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome you into the garden to help with garden education. To help, you must have a completed and approved background check filled out. Links for the volunteer checks are by each school below.

When coming to volunteer, check into the office and sign in as a volunteer before coming to the lesson. Bring a water bottle and come dressed for the weather as most lessons are outside.

Coon Valley Elementary Volunteering
300 Lien St, Coon Valley, WI 54623
Coon Valley Background Check

Hamilton/SOTA 1 Elementary Volunteering
1111 7th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601
La Crosse School Background Check

Hintgen Elementary Volunteering
3505 28th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601
La Crosse School Background Check

La Crescent-Hokah Elementary School
504 S Oak St, La Crescent, MN 55947
La Crescent Background Check

State Road Elementary Volunteering
3900 Pammel Creek Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601
La Crosse School Background Check

Hoop House Fundraiser

Due to the heavy ice storms and snow fall this winter, our hoop house at State Road elementary has collapsed and is in need of big repairs. Luckily, we’ve had many wonderful volunteers help to take down the broken structure, but now we need funding and workforce aide to help move this project forward!

GROW La Crosse and the La Crosse Distilling Co. are excited to present the Hoop House Fundraiser at La Crosse Distilling Co..

Join us on Monday, April 29 from 11am to 11pm to raise money for the hoop house rebuild.

When you dine at the La Crosse Distilling Co. on April 29th, 10% of sales will be donated to the project and will take us closer to restoring this outdoor classroom for the State Road students. Our hoop house serves to lengthen the growing season for our teaching garden as well as a protected outdoor classroom to increase frequency of classes learning outdoors!

You’ll get an entry to win great prizes from Driftless Axe, Waterfront Restaurant, Noelke Wine Distributors, Mayo Clinic Health System, as well as from the La Crosse Distilling Co., just for showing up![