Work on ‘Victory Gardens’ in La Crosse underway

Four gardens are located throughout La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Work is underway for La Crosse’s victory gardens for the year.

Volunteers were busy Friday morning in the garden at Aptiv on the city’s south side.

The garden is one of four throughout the city, which rely on help from community members to plant, weed, water and harvest.

From that hard work, vegetables are available for community members.

“A lot of people in La Crosse do not have access, do not have the money for fresh produce. It’s not cheap. So if we can grow food to give away, it’s a terrific thing to do and it’s very satisfying,” said Aptiv Victory Garden coordinator Sue Dillenbeck.

Work on the victory gardens at the La Crosse School District’s Hogan administration building and at city hall will start Saturday.

The Kane Street Community Garden, Kane and St. Cloud Streets, has started planting. It’s open Mondays through Saturdays. Get more details here.

Volunteers for the Aptiv Victory Garden, 3000 South Avenue, can call or text (608) 315-2693.

Anyone helping at the Hogan Victory Garden, 19th and Mississippi Streets, should contact

And City Hall Victory Garden volunteers can contact

Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring and wear a mask.

Masks will be available at the gardens.