XXI century is full of existential threats.
To survive, we have to outpace climate change, outsmart AI, and explain to our kids that broccoli is yummy, healthy, and better than french fries. The last task seems especially challenging, but nothing is impossible for the Musk family.
In 2011 Kimbal Musk and his business partner Hugo Matheson founded Big Green. Soon after, customized learning gardens popped up in schools throughout the US, and showed kids how cool it is to grow and eat veggies.
They call it dynamic outdoor classrooms, and there is a reason for that. It is not just a chunk of a garden on school premises; it is a meticulously designed program with a detailed curricular and checklists. Friendly and knowledgeable biggreeners help schools to set up and maintain the project. Occasionally, a dietitian and supermodel Maye Musk joins them during a field day. As you probably know, she is also a supermom who rased three superkids Elon, Kimbal, and Toska. And now, she helps to mentor the next generation of humans!
Charismatic and knowledgeable Big Greeners are very persuasive. After spending a morning with them, I even attempted to plant a seed. Bunny Mozart patiently waited near a small plastic pot with a promising sticker "cilantro." This post should be about hope and progress, so let's go back from my botany skills to things that really work. According to Big Green research, after the first semester of learning garden, 80% of the students fill half of their plates with fruits and vegetables. It looks like they are doing an awesome job. Big Green is a non-profit, and with our help they can archive even greater goals.
See how we can help at biggreen.org