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Community Member Spotlight: Scott Goergen

For the past year, Big Green’s Colorado and National teams have been lucky enough to count film maker, Scott Goergen, as a part of our community of volunteers and supporters.  Scott, the man behind e-commerce and digital media company, Penshire Media, has been working behind the scenes to help Big Green develop video content to […]


Our Impact Map is now LIVE!

We’ve launched our all-new Big Green Impact Map! We’re so excited to share this tool with you. The Impact Map is an interactive platform that displays data about our Learning Gardens and schools, the local food environment, and public health metrics. You can find the Impact Map on our website under the tab titled “Our Impact.” We hope this tool will help connect you and […]


Protecting spring crops from the cold

Dear Farmer Tim, Our school is planting our garden on our own this spring season, but we are nervous to plant because of the fluctuating weather – some days it’s warm, but we’ve gotten overnight lows in the 20s and are worried about planting our seeds and seedlings too early or having our newly sprouted plants die in the cold. Is […]


Current Grant Opportunities

Carton to Garden Contest – Evergreen Packaging and are proud to present their fourth annual national Carton 2 Garden Contest! Open to public and private schools, contest winners will be selected based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons. Greenworks! Grants – Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! […]


Ask Farmer Tim – Gardening with Kids – March 2018 Bonus!

Every month in The Beet, Big Green’s teacher newsletter, Farmer Tim answers some of our most pressing garden questions. Since home gardeners need advice too, Farmer Tim is dropping by with some fun tips for getting kids involved in the garden this season. *** Dear Big Green friends, I expect that some of you, like […]