Volunteers work to keep garden grown vegetables in local school

Grow La Crosse held a Hoop House Volunteer Day on Sunday to tear down State Road’s hoop house, in order to build a new one in the future. Harsh winter weather damaged the hoop house.

Students use the building to learn about gardening and grow fresh food like arugula, which organizers said is a big hit among students. They’ll be glad to know the hoop house should be easier to build this time around.

“We are lucky that we do have some things that we did the first time around that are still in place. So, the pre-drilled holes and the pole-bender machine that we made we can use again,” said Jamie O’Neill, executive director of Grow La Crosse.

O’Neill said the hoop house should take two weeks to tear down, and two months to rebuild.

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