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Katie’s Krops


In 2008, when she was just 10 years old, Katie Stagliano planted a cabbage seed in her backyard. When it grew to nearly 40 pounds, she donated it and the rest of the vegetables she had planted to a local soup kitchen. Katie wanted to grow more vegetables for even more people in need, and soon helped organize four more gardens in her home state of South Carolina. Katie’s efforts ultimately grew into Katie’s Krops, a nonprofit which now has 75 youth-run gardens in 27 states. As she explained in 2009, “My dream was no hungry children.”

In 2012, Katie received the Clinton Global Citizen Award which recognizes those who demonstrate visionary leadership in addressing global challenges. Now 16, Katie has an ambitious goal – 500 gardens encompassing all 50 states. “We just want to impact as many people as possible,” she said.

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