GROW La Crosse manages school gardens throughout the region. Children get to plant, weed, and harvest food right at school. But GROW does much more, helping connect children to the natural world, hungry families with food, and community members to a wonderful opportunity to do good.
Help GROW if you can. Attend the plant sale or volunteer to help out at a school garden in your neighborhood.
They have started their lessons in the gardens with the students. They are doing some caring work like tilling soil and planting with the students, but there is much more work to be done to keep the gardens looking good and producing lots. That's where community volunteers come in.
Click on the link below to fill out the 2021 volunteer form. This form will gather important contact and task comfort info needed. GROW will contact volunteers soon with scheduling and other information.
There are other opportunities to increase the supply of free, fresh, healthy, locally-grown food in our neighborhoods. Community victory gardens are growing again this year and can always use volunteers. See http://tiny.cc/LaCrosseVG for details.
The Kane Street Community Garden relies on volunteers, too, during open hours: M & The from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., T, W, F from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.