Upcoming Events at the Garden

Wilderness Explorers

This past week State Road Elementary hosted the Wilderness Explorers camp for children in grades 1-3. The kids had a blast growing new plants in the garden while learning about different pollinators and insects. GROW La Crosse’s summer intern Marlana Lamar also had the opportunity to teach for a day. Her lesson, “Meet my friend, Herb!” gave kids an introduction to all kinds of herbs like sage, parsley, basil and more. The students hunted for the plants in the garden and got to sample them when they were found. They also had the opportunity to plant a personal wilderness explorers herb garden next to the hoop house!


Summer on the Farm

Farm Camps

Join us for our farm program this summer! Throughout the week, children will participate in real farm activities such as caring for animals, building habitats, and growing food. Kids will have lots of time for nature exploration and creative outdoor art projects. All kids ages 5-13 are welcome to register!


Multiple sessions throughout the summer are offered, see details below:


Ages: 5-12
Session 1: July 10-13
Session 2: July 19-21
Session 3: July 31-3
Session 4: August 7-10
Time: 9-2pm

Seeds for Success Dinner

Seeds for Success is right around the corner! Our collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club and People’s Food Co-op gives children a chance to cook up their own healthy meals during the full-week program.  Seeds for Success will host a dinner on this Thursday.  If you are interested in attending, please contact

Summer Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers to help out in our local gardens! Whether it is planting, watering or harvesting, all help is appreciated. Volunteering is a great way to spend some time getting your hands dirty and meeting new people. If you are interested in lending a helping hand at one of the gardens this summer more information can be found below:

Hamilton/SOTA Volunteers
State Road Volunteers