Kimbal Musk is on a mission to bring gardens and nutritious food to kids and families across the country.
The CEO and co-founder of the recently-renamed non-profit Big Green announced Detroit will be the next city to have 100 Learning Gardens. These urban gardens set up in schools require only 6 to 7 employees to monitor an entire city.
Musk explains, “At Big Green we really have perfected the model of doing Learning Gardens at scale.”
Detroit is the first step in Musk achieving his goal to bring 1,000 new Learning Gardens to cities across the country by 2020. The effort should cost a total of $25 million.
Musk, the younger brother of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon, encourages competition for Big Green.
“Competitors mean more impact...and we need all the help we can get."
The impact has been significant across the Learning Garden cities. Musk says he regularly receives emails from the parents of students. After students go home and demand kale for dinner, those parents email Musk asking what kale is. For Musk, this is the greatest example of education starting with kids and impacting whole families and communities.
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