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29/09/2011 10:11:00

Katie's Krops - A Truly Inspirational Child

If you have moments where you think getting kids to eat, grow and cook is a mountain too high, you need a bit of inspiration, to know it is possible. Well it doesn't get much more inspiring than this.

When Katie was 9 years old she brought a tiny cabbage seedling home from school and planted it in her backyard. It grew and grew until it weighed 40lbs, and Katie donated it to a local soup kitchen where it fed 275 hungry people. Katie was hooked and now at age 13 she has helped to set up 17 gardens across the country to feed the hungry.

Everyday Health have made a show about Katie's amazing story and it will air on local ABC channels on Saturday 1st October 2011. For those of you (like me) based in the UK and unable to watch the whole show, there are some brilliant clips on the Everyday Health website.


If you want to get your kids to see what one small plant can lead to, show them the clips here.

And next time you're wondering what the point is of getting your class to grow a little bean plant to take home, or growing that one tomato seedling in a pot on your back step, remember Katie's story - great oaks really do grow from tiny acorns.

For more information on Katie's Krops, visit her website.



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