Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Grassroots Grants
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Scotts Canada Ltd. is now
accepting applicants for its 2013 Grassroots Grants. The grants provide
up to $1,500 in cash and in-kind donations to not-for-profit community
gardens and green spaces and are awarded based on community need and
impact, scope and long-term sustainability of the projects.
These grants are a part of the GRO1000 program, a commitment by Scotts
Miracle-Gro to create more than 1,000 community gardens and green
spaces in Canada, the United States and Europe by 2018, the company's
"Every year we are thrilled to be able to support gardens in communities
across Canada," said Karen Stephenson, Director, Regulatory Affairs &
Stakeholder Relations for Scotts Canada Ltd. "These gardens provide
extraordinary environmental, social and physical benefits for
communities and we couldn't be more proud to lend our support. The
successes we have seen from past winners in communities as diverse as
Kitimat, B.C., and St. Hyacinthe, Quebec show how impactful this
program can be."
Since 2011, when the program launched, Scotts Canada has received
applications from across the country and awarded grants to 11 gardens
in five provinces. The list of winning gardens from 2011 and 2012 can
be found at http://www.grogood.com/GiveBackToGro/GRO1000/Canada.
The program is run in partnership with Communities in Bloom and Plant a
Row • Grow a Row, bringing together national and local groups to
collectively advocate for and demonstrate the benefits of gardening and
green space development.
"Communities in Bloom is thrilled to continue this partnership with
Scotts Canada. These gardens provide an opportunity for young people to
get their hands dirty, learn about healthy food and cultivate a love of
gardening that we hope will last them throughout their lives," said
Raymond Carriere, founding president of Communities in Bloom.
Further details on the application process are available at http://www.grogood.com/GiveBackToGro/GRO1000/Canada.
About Scotts Canada
Scotts Canada is a subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:
SMG), the world's leading provider of branded consumer products for
home lawn and garden care. Scotts' lineup features Canada's favourite
lawn care brands, including: Scotts®, Miracle-Gro®, Scotts Turf
Builder®, Scotts EcoSense®, Ortho® and Morning Melodies Wild Bird Food.
With a global investment in research and development and innovation in
addition to industry leading stewardship initiatives and consumer
education, Scotts is committed to developing and enhancing the lawn and
garden care practices in Canada. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario,
Scotts Canada provides lawn and garden enthusiasts choices that invite
people to ... Grow the World You Want ™
SOURCE: Scotts Canada Ltd.
For further information:
For information, or to arrange an interview with Scotts Canada Ltd. please contact:
Karen Stephenson, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Stakeholder Relations, Scotts Canada Ltd.
Tel: 905-814-2828 / firstname.lastname@example.org