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Hintgen moves snow for garden ground-breaking



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South side school the latest in La Crosse to start its own garden

It was a little cold to break ground outside Hintgen Elementary School in La Crosse on Thursday, so kids shoveled snow instead. 

A “ground-breaking” ceremony marked the beginning of a school garden at Hintgen, supported by the GROW La Crosse organization. 

The garden on the south side of the building will be used to grow vegetables for school lunches.  

The GROW La Crosse organization says that the project will also give students skills to “support a healthier world,” and it will include a butterfly garden.

GROW La Crosse also has gardens at Hamilton, Spence, and State Road Schools.

A fund-raiser for the Hintgen garden is scheduled this Saturday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pearl Street Brewery.




A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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