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Eating Fall Harvests

With the growing season ending for many gardeners, we are savoring our final harvests. Here are a few of our favorite recipes for fall harvests: Apple Pecan Arugula Salad: This salad combines the bite of fresh arugula with the sweetness of crisp fall apples to create the perfect fall salad. Be creative by mixing and matching other Learning Garden fall greens like kale […]


Garden Educator Highlight: Katherine Jernigan

Big Green Chicago Garden Educators take on the role of helping with the maintenance and curriculum involved in the Learning Gardens throughout the city. I sat down with a Big Green Garden Educator Katherine Jernigan to hear about the progress happening in the Learning Gardens. Listen to our conversation or read the transcript! Natalie: Hello […]


Partner Spotlight: Pampered Chef

Big Green is thrilled to announce our new partnership with Pampered Chef, a beloved kitchenware brand that offers high-quality tools through its network of 40,000 cooking consultants. Pampered Chef is generously providing Big Green schools with Kitchen Kits as a part of their limited-time Classroom Kitchen campaigns. Kitchen Kits give schools the tools they need […]


Chickpea Kale Salad

Here’s a salad that will actually fill you up. Chickpeas are high in fiber and protein and pair deliciously with kale. Try making this quick and tasty meal below! Chickpea Kale Salad Ingredients Kale, 8-10 leaves Parsley, 4 tablespoons Garlic, 1 clove Chickpeas, 2 cans Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup 1 lemon, to taste Extra virgin […]


Celebrating Garden of Oz

What do you get when you mix 200 real foodies, a fantastical theme, a Nick Jonas concert, and a great cause? Big Green’s annual Modern Fairytale Fundraiser, of course!   This weekend, we welcomed guests from across the country to our third annual national fundraiser: Garden of Oz! Attendees came to the mountains of Aspen, […]