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Katie's Krops

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Follow community-minded teen Katie Stagliano as she grows gardens to feed those in need—not just in her community but throughout the country.

Katie Stagliano's Katie's Krops

Katie Stagliano is the young founder of Katie's Krops. At the age of 9, Katie raised a 40-pound cabbage through a Bonnie Plants program at her school, then donated it to a soup kitchen where it helped feed hundreds of people. Seeing the impact one cabbage had, she decided to grow a garden and donate the harvest to people in need. This led to the formation of Katie's Krops, which donates thousands of pounds of healthful food annually and awards grants to kids across the country to do the same thing. To learn more about Katie and Katie's Krops visit www.KatiesKrops.com.

What I’ve Learned Along the Way

A young teen discovers valuable lessons in the garden while growing food for the hungry.

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Helping Grow the Dream

Katie salutes three people who have been instrumental in helping Katie’s Krops feed hungry families.

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Guess Who’s Cooking the Dinner?

A closed soup kitchen inspires Katie and her young friends to start their own dinner for the hungry.

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Let Nothing Go to Waste

Katie shares some of the many ways Katie’s Krops puts a bountiful crop to work.

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Summer Camp for a “Growing” Family of Volunteers

Thanks to a generous grower, Katie’s Crops holds its first summer camp for a group of young volunteers hoping to join the cause of feeding the needy.

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The Ripple Effect

After four years of outreach, Katie is confident her efforts are making a difference. Others are now joining her cause.

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It’s a Family Affair

Katie’s outreach to those in need couldn’t happen without one key ingredient: her family. Read how they help her every step of the way.

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When Pretty Meets Practical

Katie’s Krops goes beyond edibles. See what ornamentals Katie is adding to the mix -- and why she’s doing it.

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What Do We Grow?

This teen-led volunteer effort focuses on nutritious, high-yielding produce when deciding what to grow for people in need.

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What Inspires a 14-year-old to be a Volunteer

Katie explains the source of her inspiration—what keeps her going in her quest to help improve the lives of others in need.

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Empowering Young Gardeners to Change the World

With a solution rooted in the earth, Katie’s Krops is helping young gardeners throughout the country to address the age-old problem of hunger.

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A Look Back

Lowe's teen gardening blogger Katie Stagliano looks back at a year of helping others -- one garden at a time.

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Overcoming Obstacles

Katie shares a personal story of overcoming as she describes how she rallied to preserve free dinners for her community when the local soup kitchen closed.

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A Greenhouse to Feed the Needy

The charitable acts of two Colorado businessmen enable a young woman to start her dream of feeding the needy.

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Join the Cause and Feed the Needy

A young teen feeds the needy in her community and encourages us to lend a hand in our own.

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My Evolution as a Gardener

Community-minded teen gardener Katie Stagliano reflects on how much she has evolved as a gardener.

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Gardening Promotes Good Health

A visit to an elementary school pays dividends as Katie helps other children plant a garden and learn about healthy lifestyles.

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The Gift of Hope

A community-minded teen is inspired by a cancer survivor and commits to helping meet the nutritional needs of others battling disease.

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The Gift of a Garden

A community-minded teen helps transform a family's front yard into a sustainable garden full of healthful food.

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DIY Birdhouse Gourds

After accidentally growing gourds instead of cucumbers, Katie channels her inner Picasso and creates birdhouse gourds as garden gifts.

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