Join Te’Lario Watkins II as he reads his book, “Te’Lario’s Amazing Mushroom Farm.” At the age of 7, Te'Lario II founded Tiger Mushroom Farms after a Cub Scout Project ended. Te'Lario began selling his mushrooms at local farmers markets and received attention from several local media outlets.
Since becoming involved with the local food scene, Te'Lario learned about the issues of hunger & food insecurity. Te'Lario started a garden in his yard and donates the produce to local food banks. He is also a Hunger Hero with No Kid Hungry and hosts a Friendsgiving every year to raise money and awareness about ending hunger. Te'Lario was recently recognized as a 20 Under 20 Youth Leader by the Mayor of Columbus.