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Feeding the Hungry, One Garden at a Time

Episode Summary

An inspiring message about helping feed those in need one garden at a time, with David Ellis of the American Horticultural Society and Katie Stagliano, of Katie's Krops

Episode Notes

There are approximately 37 million people who face hunger in the U.S. — including more than 11 million children and over 5 million seniors. We might not think about it, but it's happening in every community, including yours. On this plantchat episode, we're focusing on how one person can make a tremendous impact on helping to feed those who are hungry, one garden at a time.

What started off as a 9 year old's school project grew into a 40 pound cabbage that fed nearly 300 people, Katie Stagliano, now age 21, has established a national organization called Katie's Krops that teaches kids to garden and donate their food to local food banks and homeless shelters.

Joining us on this episode is our guest, David Ellis of the American Horticultural Society (AHS), who asks Katie about some of the things she has accomplished, what she's learned along the way and where she's headed next.

It's an inspiring message for all of us and it demonstrates how each of us can make a difference. Katie has been recognized for her achievements including AHS's, 2018 Jane L. Taylor Award for her work in children’s and youth gardening.

As mentioned in the podcast, Katie's Krops will also be opening their 2019 grant program for new gardens October 2019 and you can find details on her website. AHS is also accepting nominations for the 2019 Jane L. Taylor award which you can learn more about on their website.


Katie Stagliano at Katie's Krops website.

AHS on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels.


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