INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL | Musk’s brother plans to plant 100 gardens at Indy schools

A Colorado-based not-for-profit organization that plants gardens at schools is expanding its footprint to Indianapolis in a big way, aiming to cultivate at least 100 patches of land.

Boulder-based Big Green was co-founded in 2011 by Kimbal Musk, younger brother to high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Kimbal Musk, 43, is also on the boards of directors at Tesla Motors and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., commonly known as SpaceX. Elon Musk serves as CEO of both of these companies.

But Big Green is decidedly low-tech and earthbound. It works with K-12 schools to plant on-site gardens where students can learn about gardening, nutrition and academic subjects.

To date, the organization has built 300 gardens in four cities: Denver, Los Angeles, Chicago and Memphis. Now it’s entering Indianapolis, as well as Pittsburgh.

In each of the cities it enters, Big Green aims to plant at least 100 gardens.

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