WP Rawl Hosts Third-Annual Katie’s Krops Camp
PELION, SC - WP Rawl recently hosted the third-annual Katie’s Krops Camp this past week at its headquarters in Pelion, SC to help empower young growers in their communities.
Alongside Founder Katie Stagliano, WP Rawl brought together fourteen handpicked campers for a three-day event that included workshops on growing practices, budgeting, and other gardening needs. The all-expenses paid camp educates young growers about agriculture, the environment, and teaches a sustainable solution to the problem of hunger, as well as responsibility and compassion, according to a press release.
“I am so grateful to WP Rawl for making my dreams a reality by hosting and sponsoring the camp and supporting our grant cycle,” said Katie Stagliano, Chief Executive Gardener and Founder of the youth-based non-profit Katie’s Krops. “Campers have a wonderful a wonderful opportunity to learn from one another, encourage each other, and create lasting friendships.”
Ashley Rawl, WP Rawl’s Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Product Development, went on to say that it has been amazing to watch Katie grow over the years the company has worked with her.
“Katie has such vision,” said Rawl. “Once we learned about her mission, we knew we wanted to help her cause.”
This summer, the campers, including Katie, will participate in a community service project where they will raise garden beds for the Lexington Interfaith Community Services (LICS) in nearby Lexington.
Katie’s Krops was founded when nine year old Katie donated a 40 pound cabbage to a soup kitchen where it fed 275 people. Now at sixteen years old, Katie has helped expand the non-profit across 30 states.