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Kimbal Musk talks to Chicago businessman Albert Friedman at the event./photo by Rachel Brown Kulp 0

Kimbal Musk brings his green thumb to Chicago

April 26th, 2017

Kimbal Musk, the philanthropist brother of billionaire Elon Musk , drew a crowd in Chicago the other day for an event that raised $3 million to build gardens in 200 Chicago Public Schools.

That’s half way to a $6 million goal set by Kimbal Musk and The Kitchen Community, a nonprofit he co-founded in Colorado. It builds Learning Gardens in schools across the country, and Chicago is its largest network.

“If we can reach 200, Chicago will be the largest school garden community in the world,” he told me. “It’s ambitious.”

Yes, but with such high-profile donors at his side, it’s certainly doable. Read about Musk’s Chicago friends and donors to his project in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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