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Jumpstart Nov 06, 2023

Big Green Jumpstart Cultivates Growth in Las Vegas!

We’re thrilled to announce Big Green’s partnership with Green Our Planet and the Clark County School District is thriving. Together we are bringing more school gardens to Las Vegas through our Jumpstart program. We believe in the power of hands-on learning. The Jumpstart program is designed to empower schools and communities, providing them with the resources they need to create thriving gardens right on their own school grounds! Coupled with the GardenConnect program led by Green Our Planet each school granted a Learning Garden will have the direct support they need to sustain a beautiful new Learning Garden this year. Thanks to the support of our generous funders and the dedication of our local partners, we are thrilled to bring this transformative opportunity to Las Vegas.

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Jumpstart Grantees:

  • Capstone Christian Academy
  • Robert E.Lake Elementary School
  • Matt Kelly Elementary School
  • Frank F. Garside Junior High School
  • Addeliar Guy III Elementary School
  • James I. Gibson Elementary School 
  • Betsy Rhodes Elementary
  • Edith Garehime Elementary School
  • Kenneth Divich Elementary School
  • Berkley Bunker
  • Glen Taylor Elementary
  • William and Mary Scherkenbach Elementary School
  • Manuel Cortez ES
  • Ernest May Elementary School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Herbert Derfelt Elementary 

The Jumpstart program in Las Vegas aims to do more than just plant seeds in the ground. It’s about planting seeds of curiosity and seeds of knowledge. By integrating gardening into their classrooms, these schools will not only cultivate fresh, organic produce but also cultivate a deep understanding of ecology, nutrition, entrepreneurship, and teamwork.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the educators and volunteer garden teams at each school for dedicating the time to bring gardening to your students. As we embark on this exciting journey together, we invite everyone in Las Vegas to get ready to grow with your community!