Teen Grows Over 80 Gardens To Help Feed The Hungry
Katie Stagliano, 16, never imagined one cabbage would spark such change. When she was in 3rd grade she was given an assignment to plant a seed and watch it grow. Her cabbage grew to be a whopping 40 pounds! What does one person do with so much cabbage?
Katie decided to donate it to a local soup kitchen in her hometown of Summerville, South Carolina. She never imaged it would feed over 275 people. She personally served the food and got to see how many people she was helping. This sparked the idea that if she could feed that many people with one cabbage, imagine how much an entire garden could feed.
That's where 'Katie's Krops' began. The 'green' organization raises funds in order to offer grants enabling young people to start their own gardens hat can feed the hungry in their own communities. The nonprofit organization backs 80 gardens in 29 states...
but her mission is 500 gardens in 50 states! School and other organizations are jumping on board growing community gardens.
“I know that hunger is way too big for one person to take on, but you never know what can grow from just one thing,” Stagliano explained to NationSwell.
Keep growing and dreaming, Katie! What an awesome young woman.