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Georgia's youngest certified farmer presents the letter 'G' on Sesame Street

Kendall Rae Johnson was featured in an episode of Sesame Street called, “G is for Garden.”

ATLANTA — Georgia’s youngest certified farmer appeared in an airing of Sesame Street Thursday. 

Kendall Rae Johnson was featured in an episode of Sesame Street called “G is for Garden.” The episode will premiere Thursday night on HBO Max, according to her website.

The now 8-year-old is known for her passion for all things agricultural. Johnson became the youngest certified farmer in Georgia at the age of 6, but she actually started her craft at the young age of three. 

She frequently discusses her garden, where she grows several varieties of produce, including cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and okra – to name a few.

Johnson said it all started when she begin taking seeds from produce in her kitchen and started planting them on her patio. 

She said being on the show was exciting and that meeting new people was her favorite part.

"I made new friends and we made beet lipstick," Johnson told 11Alive. 

Cookie Monster is her favorite character on the episode, the 8-year-old said. 

Her mother, Ursula, said her appearance was truly a "dream come true" for everyone in Johnson's family.

"I think it was a dream come true for everyone here. I think as as a child growing up myself, I always wanted to be on Sesame Street and for her to get an opportunity to have that experience, I think it was an experience for us all," said her mother.

Since then, Johnson has appeared on several national shows and has released her own book called "I'm Growing Places," the website said.

"My garden is my favorite part of my house,” Johnson said in a video back in 2021. “I grow carrots and they are delicious. My goal is to meet new friends and inspire other kids."

The South Fulton resident is also active in her community. She hosted her “very own Earth Day Parade '' consisting of marching bands, vendors, schools, city officials and celebrities, according to a release.

If you want to attend the premiere party, it will start at 5 p.m. at the Adams Park Library at 2231 Campbellton Road SW in Atlanta.

South Fulton Mayor Khalid Kamau, Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs and the UGA Master Gardeners will also attend the event. 

For more information, click the link here.

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