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A More Generous

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 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.

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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.


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      We saved the sweetest family for last; our 2023 Katie’s Krops Family of the Year is the Whetstone Family!
We are so lucky that this incredible family became members of Crossroads Community Church - Summerville, SC, and a part of the Katie’s Krops Family.
The first time I ever met the Whestones was during storytime in the outdoor classroom, where sweet Sumner took his very first steps! Sumner, Odie, Evie, and their parents Havilah and Jordan became regular volunteers in the garden, always excited to help out! Their dad, Jordan, has taken over and nurtured our nine compost bins, helping us on our journey to become more sustainable and send less waste to landfills.
Along with their work in the garden, Evie and her mom, Haviliah, have become a regular part of our Katie’s Krops Dinners, helping us transform the vegetables from the garden into delicious and healthy meals!
A little over a year ago, the Whetsones welcomed Thea, and she has grown up in our flagship garden and become such a wonderful helper at such a young age. She was a week old the first time she joined us in the garden.
To know this family is to love them. They are dedicated to everything they do and always come to the garden with the biggest smiles on their faces. Their enthusiasm is infectious, and we are so proud to name them our 2023 Family of the Year! Thank you for the countless hours y’all have logged in the garden, at the dinners and spreading love to our community!
      today is the last day to order a special Katie’s Krops sweatshirt or crewneck with the words Rooted in Love or A Heartfelt Harvest 🌱♥️ comment or send a DM for the link to place an adult or children’s order!
      From our garden to yours, we’re wishing you a Valentine’s Day rooted in love!
We are so excited to share these beautiful flower arrangements, cards and today’s harvest with our friends in low-income senior housing in Charleston to spread some love and a heartfelt harvest today ♥️🌱
      Wishing the happiest of birthdays to the President of Katie’s Krops and my best friend, my momma ♥️ I am so grateful to get to work side by side with you everyday, creating the most wonderful relationships with our volunteers, growing family, dinner guests and community, as we fight to end hunger, one vegetable garden at a time! Katie’s Krops wouldn’t be here without you, and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without your love and support. I love you to the moon!
      Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, so you know what that means! An early spring is in store, which is great news for gardeners! What crops are you most excited to get in the ground for the spring growing season? 🌱🍅🌤️🍆🫑💐
      Spend a morning with us rooted in love! Wednesdays are some of our favorite days because we get to spend them in the garden with our incredible youth volunteers learning, growing and giving ♥️ Today we were able to harvest over 120 lbs of produce that we shared with our friends at @chascolibrary and the residents of Radcliffe Manor. Thank you for helping us grow and share a heartfelt harvest with our neighbors in need! 🌱🐝
      Thanks to our incredible volunteers, we’re ready to begin amending our beds for spring planting soon with @soil3organiccompost! What a wonderful Saturday morning in the garden repairing our beds and getting the garden ready for another record breaking year 🌱♥️
      We are incredibly proud to share that in 2023, our young Katie’s Krops Growers collectively donated 71,702 pounds of healthy fresh produce to their neighbors facing hunger and food insecurity. This is a true testament to the power of youth. It doesn’t matter your age, you can change the world! We are so proud of our Katie’s Krops Growing Family who continue to grow a heartfelt harvest to share with their neighbors in need ♥️🌱
      A heartfelt harvest of @bonnieplants broccoli, cabbage, celery, kale & collards from our flagship garden! We’re growing year around to help our neighbors in need 🌱♥️ #rootedinlove
      Today is the very last day to apply to become a 2024 Katie’s Krops Grower! The application will close at 9 PM EST this evening. Don’t hesitate. Grow positive change in your community this year. #gardening #gardengrant #vouthgardening #growchange
      At the end of the day, this is what every garden, every harvest, every dinner is all about. Love. It is about love. 💕 #love
      The countdown is on! Only 7 days remain to apply to become a 2024 Katie's Krops Grower!Join the Katie's Krops Grower Family and share why you will grow!
Our 2024 Grower search is open until January 15, 2024. Youth between the ages of 7-17 apply to join us in our fight against hunger. Visit to access the online application. Kids selected as Katie's Krops Growers will receive support and funding to start an edible garden in their community and share the whole harvest with their neighbors facing food insecurity and hunger.
Be the change in your community today, and join our growing family in 2024! #gardening #youthservice #kidsgivingback #volunteer #gardengrant
      Starting the year off by sharing a heartfelt harvest!!! Join us in the cabbage patch as we harvest 122 lbs of cabbage to share with our friends at @chascolibrary for their Free & Fresh Produce Fridges 💚
#heartfeltharvest #growing #giving #gardening #givingback #freshproduce
      I am thrilled to share that the Katie's Krops Educator of the Year is Terri Bradford Tobin of Reeves Elementary School!The Reeves Elementary School Garden has faced enormous challenges and changes in the past two years. Terri rose to the challenge and truly blossomed, going above and beyond for her students. The Reeves Marlin Garden is thriving! Terri's enthusiasm is infectious. She works year-round to ensure the garden grows a beautiful harvest that is shared.Katie's Krops gardens are growing nationwide in elementary, middle, and high schools. We are so grateful for the educators who go above and beyond for their students and to serve their communities.
      I am so excited to share that Sally Clarke Wimberly is the Katie's Krops 2023 Volunteer of the Year!Sally Clarke, currently a junior at Summerville High has been volunteering with Katie's Krops since she was in middle school, and has become such an integral part of the Katie's Krops family. Sally Clarke has created such a special bond with our dinner guests, greeting each and everyone with her infectious smile and love and kindness. She has helped to recruit wonderful volunteers to Katie's Krops including the Summerville High School cheerleading team and wonderful students from National Honor Society.Sally Clarke will be award a scholarship to accompany this honor. Congratulations! We are so proud of you and grateful for all you have done and continue to do to help us fight hunger and food insecurity in our community ❤️
      Here is to a beautiful new year ahead. Here to 2024 and all the possibilities it holds. Happy New Year!
      As we end 2023, this is your reminder that no matter how young or how old you are, YOU can change the world! Our incredible growers, volunteers and supporters helped make 2023 a record breaking year! Thank you for joining us in our fight against hunger and helping us continue to sprout smiles in 2024! Wishing you and your family a safe, happy and healthy new year ♥️🌱