Katie's Krops....Growing a dream!
The idea for Katie’s Krops began with a 9-year-old girl and a 40 pound cabbage. In 2008 Katie brought home a tiny cabbage seedling from school as part of the Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program. She tended to her cabbage and cared for it until it grew to an amazing 40 pounds. Knowing her cabbage was special she donated to a soup kitchen where it helped to feed over 275 people. Moved by the experience of seeing how many people could benefit from the donation of fresh produce to soup kitchens, Katie decided to start vegetable gardens and donate the harvest to help feed people in need.
Katie's Krops now has 100 gardens growing across the country and has donated thousands and thousands of pounds of fresh produce to people in need. The mission of Katie's Krops is to empower youth to start and maintain vegetable gardens of all sizes and donate the harvest to help feed people in need, as well as to assist and inspire others to do the same. The problem of hunger is real, Katie's Krops mission is simple, we all can help because...
It only takes a seedling!
Our 2017 Katie's Krops Grower search is on! Katie's Krops is thrilled launch our 2017 Katie’s Krops Grower search. We are seeking youth, ages 9 to 16, who want to help end hunger in their community by starting a vegetable garden where the whole harvest is donated to feed people in need in their community.
Youth selected as Katie’s Krops Growers will be awarded a gift card to a garden center in their area (up to $500), support from the Katie’s Krops team, will have access to the private Katie’s Krops Grower reporting website and growing manual, be eligible to apply to the all-expenses-paid Katie’s Krops Summer Camp, are eligible to win a scholarship for their higher education, and so much more! These are just a few of the perks of being part of the Katie's Krops growing family.
The 2017 cycle will close on December 31, 2016. Don't wait, apply today to join our young growing family.