, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its third year, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) proudly announces its continuing support of greenscape development with the availability of the 2013
The grants are part of the larger
Gardens and Green Spaces Program, which is ScottsMiracle-Gro's commitment to create over 1,000 community gardens and green spaces by 2018, the company's 150
anniversary. The grants are awarded to non-profit organizations nationwide.
"Gardens bring something very special to our communities," said
, ScottsMiracle-Gro's Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs. "From edible gardens that help feed the hungry, to beautification projects that improve neighborhood safety, we're humbled to help bring these positive benefits to communities everywhere."
The application for the 2013
Grassroots Grants is available online at:
. The deadline for application submission is
February 18, 2013
11:59 p.m. EST
. The grants, which range from
$500 to $1,500
, are awarded based on community need and impact, scope and long-term sustainability of the project. School districts, universities, government entities, and 501(c)(3) public charity organization are all eligible to apply.
Two hundred forty-eight gardens and green spaces across the U.S.,
have been impacted by
Grassroots Grants, including 4
Street Farms in
"With the support of the
Grassroots Grant Award, 4
Street Farms transformed a vacant lot in an urban transitional neighborhood into a vibrant garden, with a portion of its harvest donated to the community," said
Evelyn Van Til
Street Farms. "We've gotten to know more of our neighbors and they us, as we provide a gathering place for the community. Crime has dropped, and we are making a difference."
, ScottsMiracle-Gro and its partner the U.S. Conference of Mayors will announce the winners of its annual
Showcase Grants, which
are awarded to cities for the installation of innovative edible gardens, public gardens and green space development within their communities.
Additional partners for the
program include Plant A Row for the Hungry, Garden Writers Association, National Gardening Association, and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
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and most of
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