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Big News for Learning Gardens

Big Green, formerly The Kitchen Community, is spearheading a real food revolution. The organization is expanding their Learning Gardens project in Indianapolis area schools this spring.

Learning Gardens are hands-on, dynamic outdoor classrooms with comfortable seating and shade where students can help grow edible gardens. The modular, raised beds offer nutritious foods and foster healthy habits in children. The Paramount School of Excellence installed their Learning Garden in 2017, one of several Indy area schools that’s benefiting from this concept.

Recently launching its new platform intended to take on the work of repairing a food system that is costing people their health, environment and children’s futures, Big Green’s mission is to offer a real food solution for children. In a recent press release, Big Green CEO and co-founder, Kimbal Musk, shared his goals for making Big Green a pivotal organization in the ongoing effort to affect positive changes in the food industry.

“Our big vision to change food in America to impact all kids, and particularly the most undeserved, is becoming a reality,” he says. “We must make a Big Green effort to be part of the real food solution. It’s time to step up to make real food in America a possibility before industrial food takes another child’s life.”

Big Green will be building Learning Gardens at Indianapolis public schools, Beech Grove city schools, and at Warren and Wayne Township schools. Individuals that know of other schools that might be interested in launching their own Learning Garden are encouraged to contact Big Green.

For more information, visit BigGreen.org or apply online at BigGreen.org/Where-Were-Growing/Indianapolis.

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