FATHERLY | Get Your Kids Excited About Growing Their Food With Tips From A Gardening Innovator

“A lot of kids don’t understand where any of their food comes from, which is why they often have no problem eating at McDonalds,” says Kimbal Musk, co-founder of Big Green. Like his brother Elon, Kimbal is a visionary hellbent on making the world a better place. His nonprofit has given over 240 schools across the country “learning gardens” — above-ground garden boxes where schoolchildren participate in every part of the process from pouring the soil to eating the fruits and vegetables they grow, and the results are astounding. “By the time these kids are in sixth grade, we can double their intake of fruits and vegetables,” Musk says.

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