From Grow La Crosse:
In celebration of 10 years GROWing together, a group of our founding members, supporters, and past and present board members created a matching fund. The first $5,000 donated to GROW will be matched - that means your gift and impact will be doubled!
We invite you to donate to help us finish this milestone year in a way that will launch us into a new decade of connecting youth to healthy food and nature.
Throughout the past 10 years GROW has evolved into a regional leader in providing garden based education. Today we provide garden lessons at 10 area schools, greenhouse field trips to students pre-K through high school and farm experiences. These programs reach over 3000 students with hands-on seed to table learning. Lessons offer nutrition, science, literacy and math curriculum connections. We engage youth by involving students in the process of growing their food, tasting fresh, healthy produce and gaining knowledge to fuel their bodies and minds with healthy choices.
When we first piloted our school garden program at one school in 2012, we had a goal of eventually reaching more children. Now in our 10th year, to have 10 schools partner with us for hands-on school garden lessons is truly remarkable. Our greenhouse and farm field trip experiences have taken off, allowing our programming to reach youth year-round. Thank you for being a part of growing our mission! Please consider donating again to support quality hands-on garden based learning to positively impact the health of the youth we serve.
Remember, the first $5,000 donated to GROW will be matched - that means your gift and impact will be doubled. Help us reach our total year-end fundraising goal of $10,000 in honor of 10 years of impact and in anticipation of what can be accomplished in the next 10!