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 home from school as part of the Bonnie Plants 3rd 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 over 60 youth run gardens growing, from Maine to Hawaii, and has donated tens of thousands of pounds of fresh produce to organizations that help people in need. The mission of Katie's Krops is 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!
"The Starfish Throwers explores how three of the world's most fiercely compassionate individuals fight hunger and struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. Half a world apart, a five-star chef, a retired school teacher and a sixth-grade master gardener fight for a seemingly lost cause--until they discover their impact may reach further than their actions." That young gardener is our very own Founder & Chief Executive Gardener, Katie. Three years ago, Filmmaker Jesse Roesler reached out and asked for Katie to be one of the three principal characters in his feature length documentary, The Starfish Throwers. It has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of this amazing project. On March 16, 2014, in Greece, at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, this film will make its world premiere. We welcome you to join the journey and #ThrowStarfish at http://www.thestarfishthrowers.com/! Thank you Jesse for documenting Katie's journey to end hunger, one vegetable garden at a time!