GROW, Hillview Urban Agriculture Center to merge

Merger expected in early 2020

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Hillview Urban Agriculture Center and GROW La Crosse are planning a merger over the next two months.

Hillview’s history dates back to 1912 and focuses on supporting healthy community through growing healthy food.

And GROW has worked since 2011 to connect area kids to healthy food in schools through education.

The similar focus for the organizations is making the merger a natural fit.

“Now together putting our efforts together I think will help make a bigger impact for the community,” said GROW executive director Jamie O’Neill.

The boards of the two organizations will work together over the coming months to finalize the merger.