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Apply Now for a 2014 Community Garden Grant

January 14, 2014

Over the past several years, a very cool program at Scotts Miracle-Gro called GRO1000 has helped improve communities through the development of new community gardens and green spaces.  With the help of our philanthropic partners, abandoned city lots are now vibrant gathering places, and fresh produce is being grown to feed children and families at-risk.  Additional partners for the GRO1000 program include Plant a Row for the Hungry, Garden Writers Association, National Gardening Association, and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Grants are awarded to deserving not-for-profit civic organizations across the country and are part of a larger commitment the company has made to create more than 1,000 community gardens and green spaces in the U.S., Canada and Europe by 2018, the company’s 150th anniversary. To date, 406 community projects have been impacted by GRO1000.

Deadline for application submission is February 17, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Grants, which range from $500 to $1,500, are awarded based on community need, scope of project and long-term sustainability of the green space.

In conjunction with the grant application period, ScottsMiracle-Gro has launched Gro & Chat, an online community dedicated exclusively to the community garden movement. Gro & Chat (Gro-Chat.com) was developed as a free online resource to support those who have a passion for community gardening, including previous and potential GRO1000 Grassroots Grants award recipients.

For more information on GRO1000 and to grab a grant application, visit www.GroGood.com/GiveBackToGro/GRO1000.

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