A Young Girl's Little Cabbage Seedling Makes The Difference in a Community

A Young Girl’s Little Cabbage Seedling Makes The Difference in a Community

Every man has the potential to influence his generation

Welcome to the Be an Inspiration Series, where I challenge you with real life stories of achievers and communities that are presently changing the world. Reading these stories will make you realize that you are an inspiration. Spread the message to others and light their candle.

Do you know that little things can make all the difference? Our smallest actions and gestures can have an outsized impact in our world. This is just what happened to a Special Seed that turned out to feed more than 300 people in her Community.

In 2008, a young girl named Katie Stagliano brought home a tiny cabbage seedling home from school as part of the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program. She tended to her cabbage and cared for it until it grew to an amazing 40 pounds. Knowing her cabbage was special she donated to a soup kitchen where it helped to feed over 275 people. Moved by the experience of seeing how many people could benefit from the donation of fresh produce to soup kitchens, Katie decided to start vegetable gardens and donate the harvest to help feed people in need.

Katie Krops

Katie organized her classmates and started a garden at her Summerville, South Carolina, school to feed hundreds of starving families. The local project grew into Katie’s Krops, a nonprofit that seeds 75 gardens in 27 states.

Now Katie who is just in her teen age, has been recognized by many esteemed organizations and even received the  Clinton Global Citizen Award for fighting hunger with agricultural ingenuity. Katie’s goal is  500 gardens in all 50 states and she has published a book titled “Katie’s Cabbage” where she narrates her story with pretty illustrations.

We just want to impact as many people as possible. If we empower other kids and inspire other people, hopefully we can start making a change and a big impact. Katie 

What About You

You Are An Inspiration

Every man is a shining light and made to standout. You are an inspiration and have been given power for a great responsibility (to light your world). The sad thing is that so many people hide their light because they think it would never make a difference. 

Whatever you possess now can make a difference; Katie made a difference with a seedling.

Take Advantage of Small Opportunities

Katie never expected the little cabbage seedling she planted in her backyard five years ago would grow to a whopping 40 pounds, or that it would help feed nearly 300 hungry people in her South Carolina community but when she discovered that her cabbage could feed hundreds of people, she took action and decided to be an inspiration.

Never despise humble beginnings, don’t wait for that big moment before you can make a difference. Take little steps and see your little actions become an outstanding transformation. Be an Inspiration.

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7 thoughts on “A Young Girl’s Little Cabbage Seedling Makes The Difference in a Community”

  1. Hi Ikechi,

    This is SO inspirational 🙂

    I loved the story of Katie and her cabbage. Yes, sometimes miracles are known to occur, and perhaps they happen for a reason. The cabbage growing to such a huge size was nothing short of one, and maybe it was an indication for her, a sign for the Almighty to her to start making a difference in the lives of others.

    I am so glad she took that sign and the timely action to reach out to so many people, and feed such a huge number of people. Not just that, she started a whole revolution with just one little cabbage – and I liked how all her friend’s and others joined hands with her, as the video shows.

    You are absolutely right, every little thing can make a difference, only if we believes it can. We always start with humble beginnings, and don’t have to really wait for big moments or large sums to make a difference. All we have to do is take baby steps and things will start falling into place.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    1. Hi Harleena

      You are most certainly right. Katie’s cabbage is a miracle but the fact that Katie decided to make a difference with her miracle is what makes her an inspiration. She mad a tremendous impact in her community but taking little steps. She was able to inspire other children to do the same.

      I agree that we can make a difference with little things but we must believe in who we are and that is we are uniquely created to stand out. Waiting for the big moment is missing out on small opportunities. Thanks for a thoughtful comment and have a great week.

  2. Hi Ikechi,

    Inspirational story of katie.I think important thing in this story is,she understood the sign given to her by god and didn’t hesitate to work in that direction.You’re right little steps can actually make a difference 🙂 .loved reading it.

  3. This is such a great inspirational story…and right in my own back yard! I love seeing this in young people…they have the power to help influence an entire gerneration

    1. Hi Jacqueline

      Thank you for such kind words. I am surprised this happened in your backyard. However I am glad that you were inspired by this story.

      You are right; young people do influence their generation. Thanks for sharing your insight.

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