YMCA Food Forest continues to grow in La Crosse

Access to healthy food provides educational opportunities to help create healthier families.

The Community Food Forest at the Dahl family YMCA in La Crosse is now in its third year.

The mission of the food forest is to provide access to healthy food in an urban area, while teaching the community about gardening.

“There was a need for this but the amount of community building that it has provided has been incredible,” said Jill Miller, Community Outreach Coordinator with the La Crosse Area Family YMCA.

The vision of the food forest is to help rehabilitate our local ecosystem.