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Zester Daily | Kimbal Musk Designs a Future for School Gardens

Kimbal Musk has an audacious plan to destroy America’s appetite for junk food. His big idea? Plastic. Musk wants to revolutionize Alice Waters‘ concept of school gardens as societal change agents by making the gardens easy to build and maintain. More gardens will be installed and more students will learn the joy of growing and […]


Marc Gunther |Kimbal Musk: Cooking for a change

Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur. In 1991, Kimbal Musk left his native South Africa for Toronto and then Silicon Valley where, with his brother Elon, he started Zip2, the first mapping company on the Internet. “I remember in October, 1995, seeing the first door to door directions on the Internet,” he says. “It was […]


Washington Post | This is how Learning Gardens grow

The slogan “Think Different” has become a mantra for a generation of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. So when high-tech-millionaire-turned-restaurateur Kimbal Musk envisioned a network of Learning Gardens for public schools, he didn’t settle for the usual framed, raised beds. Instead, he thought of swooping, curved planters made of food-grade plastic, each with an irrigation system tucked […]


Daily Camera | First Learning Garden to sprout at Boulder’s …

At Casey Middle School on Friday, the nonprofit arm of The Kitchen restaurants planted its first official “learning garden” in the Boulder Valley School District. Big Green — started last year by Kimbal Musk and Hugo Matheson, founders of The Kitchen — aims to help students’ health and learning through gardens at schools across the […]


The Denver Post | Boulder restaurant, Denver school partner …

People in the meager neighborhood surrounding Schmitt Elementary School long ago learned to be wary of promises. “I hate to say that something is going to happen until it actually starts happening,” says Schmitt principal Annie Dalton. But after years of delay, change has arrived. Today, students are cultivating crops in customized raised garden beds […]

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