Join Us for Our April 15th Katie’s Krops Dinner

Join us on Thursday, April 15th, for our free Katie’s Krops Dinner. In addition to a free dinner, every family will receive a bag of fresh produce to bring home with them. This week, on the menu, baked chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, a fresh vegetable medley, fresh bread, and desserts. The dinner will be held drive-thru style outside the Fellowship Hall of Summerville Baptist Church located at 417 Central Avenue in Summerville. We will start serving at 4:30 pm. We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday.

May Katie’s Krops Outdoor Classroom Programs

We are thrilled to continue to offer programs in our outdoor classroom in May. Below you will find a list of upcoming classes and a description including age guidelines for each class. All of our programs require advance signups. Every program will have a limited number of spaces available. Our programs are not drop-off programs, and we require a parent or guardian to stay in the garden area during class time. We ask for programs that involve elementary-age students, adults to step away from the classroom to allow children to work independently with the instructor and fellow students. This does not apply to storytime.

As we are in an outdoor setting, all classes are weather-dependent. We are a working garden that includes bugs, sticks and stone, and all of a garden’s wonders. Closed-toes shoes are required at all times.

Storytime in the Garden with Katie- Monday, May 3rd 10:00 am to 10:45 am. 

Join Katie for three stories and explore what is growing in the garden. A parent or guardian must stay in the garden during storytime. Closed-toed shoes are required, and masks are optional. Thank you, Main Street Reads, for sponsoring this program.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054DA5AE29A6FE3-story

Safety Talk with Summerville Police Officer – Friday, May 14th 10:15 am

Summerville Police Officer James will teach a safety class for kids ages 4-8! This class will go over important safety measures, talk about what a police officer does and answer any questions the kids may have. We ask that parents stay in the garden during the class, but let the children sit by themselves in the outdoor classroom.

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Science in the Garden- Tuesday, May 18th 1:00 to 1:45 pm

Join Mrs. Boykin in the garden as she teaches a gardening-based science class! Students will be learning about plant structure and function, creating their own plant models, and exploring the garden for some hands-on learning. This class is opened to students 4 to11 and we ask that parents stay in the garden with their children for the duration of the class. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054DA5AE29A6FE3-science

Family Yoga in the Garden- Saturday, May 22nd 10 am to 11 am

Join Three Keys Yoga instructor in the garden for family yoga. This class is open to participants of all ages and we ask that families remain together for the class. Participants must bring a yoga mat or towel. This program is free of charge thanks to our friends at Three Keys Yoga.

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Storytime in the Garden with Katie- Monday, May 10th 10:00 am to 10:45 am. 

Join Katie for three stories and explore what is growing in the garden. A parent or guardian must stay in the garden during storytime. Closed-toed shoes are required, and masks are optional. Thank you Main Street Reads for sponsoring the program.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054DA5AE29A6FE3-story1

Mother’s Day Arts & Craft in the Garden- Friday, May 7th 10 am to 11 am

Create beautiful crafts just in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday. This class is open to children three and up. There is a $5 charge which includes all supplies. Funds will be collected at the start of the class. A parent or guardian must stay in the garden during arts and crafts. 

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Storytime in the Garden with Katie- Monday, May 24th 10:00 am to 10:45 am. 

Join Katie for three stories and explore what is growing in the garden. A parent or guardian must stay in the garden during storytime. Closed-toed shoes are required, and masks are optional. Thank you, Main Street Reads, for sponsoring this program.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054DA5AE29A6FE3-story2

Photography in the Garden- May 15th at 10 am

Join local photography expert Matt Cavanaugh as you explore the garden through your camera lens. This class is open to new and experienced photographers. The class is open to ages twelve and older. Adults are encouraged to join. Please bring your camera and wear closed-toe shoes.

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Our classroom is located in our flagship garden on the campus of Crossroads Community Church, 505 Gahagan Road in Summerville. Please follow the driveway to the rear of the church where you will find the classroom.

Join us for our April 1st Katie’s Krops To-Go Dinner

On Thursday, April 1st we will host a Katie’s Krops To-Go Dinner. The meal will be distributed drive-thru style. On the menu this week, an Italian dinner. We will also share vegetable seedlings with our guests who would like to start their own vegetable gardens.

We will start serving at 4:30 pm and will finish at 6 pm, or when all meals are distributed, whichever comes first. The dinner will be held at Summerville Baptist Church located at 417 Central Avenue, Summerville. The meals are always free.

Sign Up Today for Our Upcoming Outdoor Classroom Programs

We are thrilled to begin to offer programs in our outdoor classroom. Below you will find a list of upcoming classes and a description including age guidelines for each class. All of our programs require advance signups. Every program will have a limited number of spaces available. Our programs are not drop-off programs, and we require a parent or guardian to stay in the garden area during class time. We ask for programs that involve elementary-age students, adults to step away from the classroom to allow children to work independently with the instructor and fellow students. This does not apply to storytime.

As we are in an outdoor setting, all classes are weather-dependent. We are a working garden that includes bugs, sticks and stone, and all of a garden’s wonders. Closed-toes shoes are required at all times.

Storytime in the Garden with Katie- Monday, April 5th 10:00 am to 10:45 am. 

Join Katie for two stories and explore what is growing in the garden. A parent or guardian must stay in the garden during storytime. Closed-toed shoes are required, and masks are optional. Thank you, Main Street Reads, for sponsoring this program.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054DA5AE29A6FE3-storytime1

Safety Talk with Summerville Police Officer – Friday, April 9th 10:15 am

Summerville Police Officer James will teach a safety class for kids ages 4-8! This class will go over important safety measures, talk about what a police officer does and answer any questions the kids may have. We ask that parents stay in the garden during the class, but let the children sit by themselves in the outdoor classroom. The class is open to 8 kids!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054DA5AE29A6FE3-safety

Weather Talk with ABC News 4 Meteorologist Dave Williams- Wednesday, April 14th, 10:00 am to 11:00

This program is open to 3rd to 6th graders. Explore weather with Meteorologist Dave Williams. Learn more from an expert. This class is limited to eight. Masks are optional. A parent or guardian must stay in the garden during the weather talk. This program is free of charge.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054da5ae29a6fe3-weather

Children’s Yoga in the Garden- Saturday, April 17th 10 am to 11 am

Join Three Keys Yoga instructor in the garden for children’s yoga. This class is open to elementary-age children. Participants must bring a yoga mat or towel. This class is open to nine participants. A parent or guardian must stay in the garden during yoga. This program is free of charge thanks to our friends at Three Keys Yoga.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054DA5AE29A6FE3-yoga

Storytime in the Garden with Katie- Monday, April 19h 10:00 am to 10:45 am. 

Join Katie for two stories and explore what is growing in the garden. A parent or guardian must stay in the garden during storytime. Closed-toed shoes are required, and masks are optional. Thank you Main Street Reads for sponsoring the program.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054DA5AE29A6FE3-storytime2

Arts & Craft in the Garden- Tuesday, April 27th 10 am to 11 am

Create a beautiful gourd birdhouse from gourds we grew in our garden. This class is open to children 5 and up. There is a $4 charge which includes all supplies. Funds will be collected at the start of the class. A parent or guardian must stay in the garden during arts and crafts. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054DA5AE29A6FE3-arts

Our outdoor classroom is located in our flagship garden on the campus of Crossroads Community Church at 505 Gahagan Road in Summerville, South Carolina. The garden is at the rear of the church.

Our Outdoor Classroom is Officially Open!

Today we officially opened our outdoor classroom and hosted our very first storytime in the garden. This is truly a dream come true! We are thrilled to begin to offer educational programming to families throughout the Lowcountry in a natural outdoor setting.

Tomorrow our website will include a list of all programs available and a link to sign up. Upcoming classes will include yoga in the garden, arts and crafts, weather talk with Dave Williams ABC News4, storytime, and gardening classes exclusively for our new Katie’s Krops Growers. We will continue to add programs monthly. All participants must register in advance, and space will be limited. To provide an enjoyable experience for all attendees each class will be open to children in a specific age range. We are actively seeking a sponsor for our classroom to expand programs and be able to keep all classes free of charge.

The DuBose Middle School Katie’s Krops Garden Makeover!

We are thrilled to share we are one step closer to creating a new beautiful expansive Katie’s Krops garden at DuBose Middle School! Our wonderful team of volunteers braved the cold to remove the old decaying beds, remove the weed-filled soil, and created a fresh, clean landscape for us to construct the new garden yesterday. Next Saturday, we will start building the new garden beds and laying the groundwork for the students at DuBose to feed their neighbors in need.

How can you help?

1.) Do you have an impact drill and the skills to help us build a few raised beds? Come join us on Saturday morning! Sign up here- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054DA5AE29A6FE3-dubose2

2.) Make a donation to help us build out the garden beds, line them with weed block, fill the beds with nutrient-rich garden soil, and lay irrigation. Every dollar helps! https://katieskrops.networkforgood.com/…/125226-help…

3.) Spread the word and help us gain the support we need for these students and teachers.

Thank you to everyone who has supported our efforts! The students and faculty are so excited about their garden transformation!

IMPORTANT – Katie’s Krops March 18th Dinner

Due to the severe weather predicted in our area today we will start serving dinner early today. We anticipate being able to serve by 3:00 pm, or early. Please visit our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Katies-Krops-208021205915459, for updates. Stay safe everyone.

Katie’s Krops Bringing Educational Programming to the Lowcountry with New Outdoor Classroom

We are excited to announce the addition of an outdoor classroom to our flagship garden, bringing, hands-on educational programming to the Lowcountry in a safe and socially distant manner. The new outdoor classroom is located at the Katie’s Krops flagship garden on the campus of Crossroads Community Church. It will open to the public on March 22, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and storytime with Katie’s Krops Founder, Katie, to follow. 

“This has been a longtime dream to be able to further empower children by teaching the fundamentals of gardening, sharing how to cook with the harvest, using the garden as inspiration for art classes, learning about the environment. With my college degree completed, I am thrilled to be returning to Katie’s Krops full-time and expand our offerings” share Katie Stagliano.

This is a new venture for us at Katie’s Krops. Classes will include science, art, and crafts, cooking, storytime in the garden, yoga, gardening basics, to name a few. In addition to classes, the classroom will allow for field trips to the garden.

Our Katie’s Krops Master Gardener Lisa is excited about the outdoor classroom and beginning to teach educational programming, “Being outside is always such a wonderful experience, and when you add the component of an outdoor classroom, I believe that the whole experience is enriched even further.  The availability of such a valuable resource is very exciting for me, especially as a Master Gardener, for one of my personal goals is to continuously find ways of working with children in an educational environment.”

A class schedule will be on after the official opening. Pre-registration is required, and classes will be capped to ensure social distancing. The majority of programs will be free of charge. We are actively seeking a sponsor for the classroom to expand offerings and keep programs free of charge for all families.

Our Soil³ Compost Fundraiser to Help You Grow

Ready to get growing this spring? Don’t miss our new Katie’s Krops fundraiser perfect for gardeners!

Our Soil³ Compost Fundraiser offers you $20 savings on each cubic yard BigYellowBag of compost that you purchase. And while you get quality compost for your garden – you also support Katies Krops because we get $15 for every bag that you buy! The bag will be delivered directly to YOU!

Soil³ compost comes in a BigYellowBag that means no mess! The bag is tied shut, so if you don’t use the compost all at once, you can keep the rain out. This makes it easy to have quality compost handy anytime you are planting something new or filling a container. Plus, it is more cost-effective than buying lots of small bags of compost, and you don’t have to tote all those bags yourself. Delivery is simple and complies with social distancing.

The regular price for a cubic yard BigYellowBag of Soil³ humus compost is $199.99. With our discount code KatiesKrops1 you will save $20 and pay $179.99 plus tax. Delivery is included! Please make sure you only order online at Soil3.com with our code KatiesKrops1This special code is valid from March 16-30 and is available in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and sections of Tennessee. Click here to order https://shop.soil3.com/discount/KatiesKrops1

And a shameless plug, if anyone would like to donate a bag for our garden we would be extremely grateful!!! Thank you for helping us grow!

Update on our 2021 Grower Search- Phase Two

Thank you to everyone who applied to become a 2021 Katie’s Krops Grower. Our selection committee will start evaluating all of the applications tomorrow. We received a large number of applications for the three spots we have available in phase two. We allow for ten days after the deadline for the post office to deliver all applications from across the country before we start the process of selecting our new Growers. Thank you for your patience. We know there are many children anxiously awaiting an answer.