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.