From tomatoes to cabbage, plenty of young vegetable plants are ready to be moved from greenhouse to garden this weekend in La Crosse.
The spring plant sale sponsored by GROW happens Saturday and Sunday at the former Hillview greenhouse downtown on Vine Street.
GROW operations director Linda Vale says it’s important to encourage people to plant their own food, so they have a sense of “food sovereignty.”
“When we take the power away from the people to grow their own food, and we put that reliability on someone else, we lose our connection to our food sources, and also how to grow things sustainably,” said Vale.
Vale says the program is important to get kids to appreciate what they eat.
“When there’s a buy-in for students with eating their own food, they’re able to try new things. They build their palate, and then they’re consuming more vegetables, which we know proves to be beneficial in the classroom as well as just overall behavior in our young students,” said Vale.”