It’s easy sometimes to get a little bit gloom and doom. Whether we’re reading about BPA in cash register receipts or toxins in our dryer sheets, we can get overwhelmed with what’s wrong about our culture.
When it starts to feel like things are a bit hopeless, it helps so much to remember that there are great things going on all the time, too! These amazing kids fill me with hope, and I thought they might do the same for you.
1. Katie Stagliano
Katie’s Krops is a nonprofit organization that grows fresh produce for local soup kitchens. Founder Katie Stagliano is 11 years old, and she’s been at it since she was in third grade!
It all got started when she grew a 40 pound cabbage. Producing that much food on her own inspired her to use her gardening skills to help folks in need. Since she got started in 2008, Katie and her team of gardeners have grown over 2 tons of food to help the hungry!
CNN recently interviewed Katie about her project and what’s she’s got in the works. Here’s the video:
You can learn more about Katie on the Katie’s Krops website.