Help Katie's Krops Blossom & Grow!

Thank you for helping us empower kids to grow a fruitful harvest

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Thank you for helping us empower kids to grow a fruitful harvest

"Happiness blooms where seeds of joy and love are planted."

What started with a nine-year-old girl and a forty-pound cabbage has grown into a national non-profit with the mission to empower kids across the country to grow a better tomorrow for the neighbors facing hunger and food insecurity. We are incredibly proud of our work in Summerville, South Carolina, our home base, and across the country.

~Our Gardens
Our expansive flagship garden in Summerville is where hundreds of volunteers of all ages come together year-round to grow a beautiful harvest to share with our neighbors. The garden is also home to our outdoor classroom, where we host fun and educational programs for all ages.

Across the country, we support over 100 youth-based Katie's Krops Gardens that empower thousands of children to grow healthy fresh produce that is shared with food pantries, homeless shelters, cancer center patients, and directly with families in need.

Since our inception, our young Growers have shared over 500,000 pounds of produce.

Free Garden-To-Table Dinners~
In 2010 when the only full-time soup kitchen in Summerville, South Carolina, shuttered, Katie stepped in to meet the need. Using the harvest Katie and a team of youth volunteers creates healthy free meals. During the pandemic, what started as a sitdown pivoted to a to-go dinner model. We now serve over 600 meals per dinner, and over 200 of those meals are delivered to homeless encampments and homebound guests who lack transportation and are too ill to attend in person.

Outdoor Classroom~
In 2020 we opened our outdoor classroom in our flagship garden to provide children with a safe outdoor setting to engage in group learning. The classroom quickly became a favorite spot for young children to engage in programs about the environment, composting, gardening, insects, history, crafting, and so much more.

Saving the Monarch Butterfly~
In 2021 our young flagship garden volunteers learned by attending a class in our outdoor classroom that the Monarch Butterfly had been placed on the endangered species list. They quickly set in motion their efforts to save the butterfly. We are proud to share they are doing just that. In 2022 they are expanding their efforts by planting Milk Weed, the host plant for the Monarch, in country parks, building a butterfly house in our flagship garden, and educating our community.

All of our work is only made possible with the generous support of our donors. Thank you for believing in our efforts and helping us continue to grow!