Meet Big Green Chicago

Big Green Chicago is the single largest school garden network in a US city reaching one-third of all Chicago students with 200 Learning Gardens.


Big Green has built 200 Learning Gardens in Chicago since 2012. A Learning Garden is a powerful teaching tool, a way for kids to learn about healthy food, and a way to provide hands-on learning experiences for children across Chicago.


Big Green Chicago by the Numbers


Chicago Learning Garden Schools


Students Reached


Teachers Trained this School Year


Estimated Lbs of Food Harvested Last School Year

Schools in Chicago with Learning Gardens

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