A Tale of two Musks

by Richard Carmichael on February 9, 2018

One of these kids, is not like the other…

Elon Musk is an impressive visionary and an agent for positive change. Founder of PayPal, co-founder of Tesla Motors and founder of Space X, he is a true renaissance man.

What Elon is doing to up-end the automobile industry and force the big three to do what they should have done 30 years ago is amazing. His ambition to bring humans to space and lap around Mars is equally impressive. Whether you agree ot not that this is an effective use of funds, you have to agree he is a visionary and will leave a lasting legacy on society.

While most recently Elon has had his and all of our eyes pointed at the sky, spending $90m to send a Tesla Roadster to Mars, his little brother’s passion is a little more down to earth. Kimbal Musk been busy with an entirely different mission here on planet earth. Quite literally, his eyes are looking down and his hands are in the dirt educating under privileged kids all across the United States about the benefits of growing your own healthy, wholesome and nutritious food in the heart of urban centres like Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis.

Kimbal-Musk-at-the-learning-garden-in-Los-AngelesKimbal Musk at the learning garden in Los Angeles’ Camino Nuevo Charter Academy High School. (Photo credit: The Kitchen Community)

Kimbal and his team have built what he calls “learning gardens” in six American cities. Immediate plans are in the works for a $25 million expansion into 5 more cities — Detroit, Colorado Springs, Louisville, Long Beach and San Antonio, Texas — with at least 100 schools in each city. By the end of 2020, his goal is to install 1,000 learning gardens in those cities. If he can make his dream come true, he’ll eventually introduce every child in America to healthy food and environmental awareness.

Sending a few rich white people to space or teaching underserved kids about food, resiliency and self reliance? Which Musk is going to have a bigger impact on the future of children and adults living right here on planet earth?

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