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Scotts Canada Gro for good garden and green spaces grants

Mississauga, ON (January 16, 2019) – Scotts Canada Limited proudly announces its new Gro for good program to keep the spirit of community and connection to nature alive in Canada. The program provides grants to deserving communities, schools and non-profit organizations seeking to develop sustainable community gardens and green spaces.

“The Gro for good grants are part of Scotts Canada’s commitment to support green space solutions that improve and help our youth and communities connect outdoors and enjoy the benefits of gardening,” says Karen Stephenson, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Stakeholder Relations for Scotts Canada. Gardening has been shown to provide multiple benefits, such as, encouraging healthy eating habits while learning how to grow your own food, and the health benefits that come from being outdoors and interacting with nature and other members of your community.

Scotts Canada is pleased to be offering this exciting grant opportunity to Canadian communities in partnership with Communities in Bloom, Plant · Grow · Share a Row and Nutrients for Life.

Gro for good grants, are valued at $2,500 (cash plus in-kind product donation) and will be awarded to selected projects across Canada based on community impact, youth involvement and sustainability.  The applicants will need to demonstrate one or more of the following benefits to the community: addressing health and wellness needs, enhancing the environment and/or engaging with youth. Each recipient of a grant will also have the opportunity to compete for one additional grant of $2,500 that will be awarded based on a social media contest hosted by Scotts Canada.

Gro for good Video Contest is about to launch – Vote for your favourite community by going on the Scotts Canada Facebook Page

Scotts Canada Limited launched the first edition of the new Gro for good program on January 16, 2019.  The program aims to keep the spirit of community and connection to nature alive in Canada by providing grants to deserving communities, schools and non-profit organizations seeking to develop sustainable gardens and green spaces.

The recipients of the 2019 Gro for good grants, valued at $2,500, are:

–          Ridgewood Community Garden, Edmonton, Alberta
–          The Farm – Rocky View Schools, Airdrie, Alberta
–          Palermo Community Rain Garden, Oakville, Ontario
–          The Gathering Food Gardens,  Simcoe, Ontario
–          De la semence à notre assiette, Laval, Québec
–          Tricultural Community Garden and Food Forest, Salisbury, New Brunswick

Each grant recipient will compete for one additional grant of $2,500 that will be awarded based on a social media contest hosted by Scotts Canada. Our winners have prepared a video to showcase their project, demonstrate their community spirit …and proudly let us know why their garden should receive the additional grant!

All gardeners throughout Canada are invited to vote by going on the Scotts Canada Facebook Page from June 5 at 12:01pm to June 10 at 7:59am to “Like”, comment and share these posts. The number of “likes” will determine the winner!

Scotts Canada is pleased to be offering this exciting grant opportunity to Canadian communities in partnership with Communities in BloomPlant · Grow · Share a Row and Nutrients for Life.

For further details on the Gro for good program, please visit: https://scottsmiraclegro.com/responsibility/scotts-canada/.  Questions can also be directed to communication@cib-cef.com.