• Get a grant to make your community green

There’s still time to apply for a $1,500 grant from Scotts Miracle-Gro to develop a green space or garden in your community.

The deadline is March 31 for the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s GRO1000 Grassroots grant to fund an edible garden, flower garden or green space. The company is offering $1,500 grants to local communities and organizations in the United States.

Communities and organizations have until midnight EST on March 31 to apply.

Those interested in pursuing 2011 GRO1000 grassroots grants can apply online at

Projects should include the involvement of neighborhood residents and foster a sense of community spirit. 

The program fits within the company's new GRO1000 initiative to plant 1,000 gardens and green spaces across the United States, Canada and Europe by 2018.

This year's crop of Scotts Miracle-Gro's GRO1000 community gardens is already underway. On March 18, nearly 200 children at Proyecto Pastoral, a community building organization whose mission is to provide training, education and social services in East Los Angeles, along with members of the Guadalupe Homeless Project, planted an edible community garden, as well as learning and reading gardens, at Proyecto Pastoral's Dolores Mission in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles. 

Throughout 2011, Scotts Miracle-Gro and its partners, Keep America Beautiful, Plant A Row for the Hungry, Garden Writers Association, the National Gardening Association and Franklin Park Conservatory, will establish gardens and green spaces in Tampa, Fla.; Los Angeles; Houston; Chicago; New York; Ontario, Canada; and Lyon, France.

For more information, see our Green Landscaping Research Center.

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