Students at Summit Environmental School will plant and read garden related books in their
school garden with GROW Educator, Shelly Staehly and Principal, Oscar Uribe Mardones to
celebrate Wisconsin School Garden Day, Thursday, May 18, 2023 .

LA CROSSE, WI – May 18th, 2023
Governor Tony Evers has declared Thursday, May 18, 2023 Wisconsin School Garden
Day. Wisconsin is a leader in garden-based education. This day brings recognition to
the people and programs giving Wisconsin’s youth access to innovative, hands-on
educational opportunities.

Summit is one of nine area schools that partner with regional leader, GROW, to
provide students with high quality, hands-on garden-based learning experiences.
In 2022 GROW educators taught 655 garden lessons to students in the area. Students
engage in 3 spring and 3 fall lessons at each of the participating schools. This year’s lesson
theme is, “GROWing Healthy Minds, Bodies and Soil.”
GROW is a non-profit organization formed to connect youth to healthy food and nature
through hands-on garden-based experiences.
For more information, you can contact Bonnie Martin at or by calling

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