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Why I Want to Bring #RealFood to 100,000 Schools Across America

American children are being fed processed, nutrient-poor food that leaves them starving and obese at the same time.  Our food system is destroying their growing bodies and minds. With an estimated $63.5 trillion in total private wealth, America is more wealthy than any other country in the world. Yet our children are bearing the burden […]


Donor Spotlight: Andrea Ridder, Colorado

Indianapolis native and long-time Colorado resident, Andrea Ridder is a real food entrepreneur, Big Green Associate Board member, donor, and soon to be Learning Garden parent.   She’s an ardent supporter of this organization, so we recently sat down with her to learn a little more about why she chooses to support our work. Big Green:  […]


Thank you for Eating at Next Door Eatery and Supporting Big Green!

Big Green (Big Green) has some amazing supporters who make it possible to reach 250,000 students in nearly 450 underserved schools across America. One of the greatest partnerships is with The Kitchen Restaurant Group which includes Next Door Eatery, The Kitchen Bistro, and Hedge Row. The Kitchen Restaurant Group has supported the work of Big […]


Accelerating the Real Food Culture in JeffCo Schools!

Big Green is super excited to be working with our newest district partner in Colorado – JeffCo Public Schools! JeffCo is the second largest school district in the state of Colorado, enrolling over 86,000 students across 155 schools, second only to its neighboring district of Denver Public Schools. Due to a partnership forged between the […]


Kicking Off our Second Year of Garden Bites

Thanks to the generosity of the Walmart Foundation, Garden Bites, our nutrition and health curriculum for Learning Garden students, co-authored with our partner Common Threads, is back in schools across the country and our second year is already shaping up to be even bigger and better than the first! We are excited to be expanding […]