The Kane Street Community Garden

The Hunger Task Force Kane Street Community Garden was established in 1998, and produces, on average, 30,000 pounds of fresh, organically-grown vegetables each year.  Garden produce is given away FREE to the community on harvest nights.


The Garden is located on the corner of Kane and St. Cloud Streets on the North side of La Crosse.  Under the direction of the garden staff, hundreds of volunteers assist with planting, weeding, and harvesting each season. The garden is a proud recipient of funding from the City of La Crosse through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).


Garden Hours

The Kane Street Community Garden relies on volunteers to be successful. Volunteers are welcome during the following hours from March 15 – October 15:  (limited hours are available from March 15-May 31)

Current Volunteer Hours

Monday             8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday             8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday       8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday           8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday                8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday            8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday            Close

YES we have a new way to sign up for volunteer slots in the garden, Just click HERE  or the photo below and get started.

Regular Season Hours

Mon/Thurs: 8:00am-6:00pm
Tues/Wed/Fri: 8:00am-3:00pm,
Sat: 8:00am-1:00pm

Harvesting at the Kane Street Garden

Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoon during the harvest season (beginning in June), volunteers assist with harvesting vegetables for distribution. Come to the garden on harvest days during the hours listed below, register as a volunteer, and wait for instruction from a garden staff member.

Harvest Hours:

Monday      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm-Distribution 4:30-6:00 pm.
Thursday    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm-Distribution 4:300-6:00 pm.
Saturday     10:00 am - 11:30am-Distribution  11:30am-1:00pm.

After harvesting is completed, distribution to individuals is determined by order of sign-up, but anyone coming to the garden will receive produce.

Please understand that harvest nights may be cancelled for inclement weather. Also, community members are asked to refrain from harvesting vegetables at any other time than regularly scheduled harvest times. We will try to post all garden closings on our facebook page.


The garden welcomes any donations of time or monetary but for supplies and equipment please call or email us to see if your gift matches our needs.  608.386.3319 or

Our forever thanks to George Fulford, (a.k.a. "The Tomato Guy") who volunteered hundreds of hours at the Kane Street Community Garden every summer overseeing the development of 400 tomato plants-We miss you! DSC02548