GROW La Crosse is a great organization that teaches kids about gardening while producing some food for families.
Personally, I think it's a crime that any school in this time of climate collapse still has a grass lawn, which must be fertilized, possibly treated with insecticides, mowed, and watered, all at a substantial financial and environmental cost, instead of a vegetable and grain field that could actually feed those families.
Especially a school like Hintgen, where, according to U S. News and World Report school data, 68% of students are economically disadvantaged, there could be corn, bean, squash and other veggie fields where the big lawns are now. Same thing with Logan HS (51% economically disadvantaged). Why are we growing lawns at all at schools? I am not talking about playing space or sports areas or playgrounds, I am talking about big spaces filled with grass that are not used for anything but looks.
But, that's a rant for another time.