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Representative Kaptur's Bipartisan Resolution Highlights the Positive Impact of Gardening

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  • In a rare show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans have offered a solution to growing food insecurity concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Democrats and Republicans have proposed a resolution that calls for the Secretary of Agriculture to collaborate with the House of Representatives to “supply seeds, preserving materials, and manuals to help citizens grow and preserve crops from their Victory Gardens during the COVID–19 crisis.” 
  • According to the USDA's 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, 37.2 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2018. By promoting gardening, Rep. Kaptur hopes to reduce this staggering statistic.
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Highlights

  • In a rare show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans have offered a solution to growing food insecurity concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Democrats and Republicans have proposed a resolution that calls for the Secretary of Agriculture to collaborate with the House of Representatives to “supply seeds, preserving materials, and manuals to help citizens grow and preserve crops from their Victory Gardens during the COVID–19 crisis.” 
  • According to the USDA's 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, 37.2 million people lived in food-insecure households in 2018. By promoting gardening, Rep. Kaptur hopes to reduce this staggering statistic.

Coping During COVID-19: Tips for the Hardworking Moms out There

By Tasha McInroy, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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I’ve spent almost all of my nine years with ScottsMiracle-Gro working in Environmental, Health and Safety. Every day, I aspire to ensure the safety of more than 2,000 workers across North America which, during the COVID-19 pandemic, is now more important than ever. 

Gardening Tips During COVID-19

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Spring has sprung and as we continue to physical distance, gardening is a perfect way to get fresh air, exercise, improve your mental health, and connect with nature.

Whether you have a small apartment balcony or a sprawling yard, you can add green to any space. Start by planning a course of action, and with these tips from Keep America Beautiful, you can have your garden flourishing in no time.

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Gardening Gives the Kids of Migrant Workers a Head Start

Gro More Good Garden Grants lets kids get their hands dirty and teaches them about where their food comes from.
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By: Lindsay Warner, EatingWell

When preschool teacher Tonya Langston first asked the children in her Bowling Green, Florida, classroom where milk came from, their response was: "the kitchen." When she asked them where a banana comes from, same answer: "the kitchen."

Langston's students are young—3 or 4 years old—but because they're the children of professional migrant farmworkers, Langston and her fellow teachers wanted to teach them more about what their parents do, and why it's important.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Announces SEEDS Hands-on Curriculum to Get More Children Learning, Growing in the Garden

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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation recently announced the launch of Gro More Good, a national initiative that will bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens and greenspaces to 10 million children over the next five years. As part of Gro More Good, the Foundation is now offering a curriculum designed to help parents, caregivers, and educators engage more children in hands-on learning opportunities in the garden.

BLOG | Why The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation is Growing More Than Gardens

Gro More Good initiative to connect 10 million children to the benefits of gardens by 2023
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By Lindsay LaSala, Corporate Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro

Lindsay LaSala is the Corporate Communications Manager for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and helps to spearhead The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation's community outreach programs related to gardens and greenspaces. She has a deep passion for bringing the benefits of gardens to more children and families and recently led an initiative for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation that created 1,000 community gardens across the country, strengthening and revitalizing neighborhoods and the people who lived there.

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By Lindsay LaSala, Corporate Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro

Lindsay LaSala is the Corporate Communications Manager for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and helps to spearhead The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation's community outreach programs related to gardens and greenspaces. She has a deep passion for bringing the benefits of gardens to more children and families and recently led an initiative for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation that created 1,000 community gardens across the country, strengthening and revitalizing neighborhoods and the people who lived there.

INFOGRAPHIC | ScottsMiracle-Gro Recycles 5 Billion Pounds of Green Waste Annually

Green waste, cranberries and coffee grounds find new life in lawn and garden products
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Finding a product solution that is a win for the environment, consumers and business is challenging. Green waste recycling is an example of one solution, offering the opportunity to divert waste from landfills by incorporating it into beneficial new products. Our Company continues leading in utilizing green waste, incorporating 5 billion pounds annually of woody and green biomass into our products. Procurement, R&D, sales and operations teams also work together to find food waste--such as coffee, fruit and potatoes--that meets stringent criteria for inclusion in our products.

4 Tips for Growing a Beautiful Garden and Protecting Pollinators

by Tim Martin, Vice President and General Manager, Ortho
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More and more, gardeners want to know how they can protect their roses, tomatoes and other plants from harmful insects while also watching out for bees and other beneficial pollinators. I get questions like these all the time:

“I enjoy growing roses, but I don’t want to hurt bees.”

“I love showing off my garden to my neighbors, friends and family. How can I do what I love without harming the environment?”

It's Monday Morning - Integrating Money, Business and Your Spiritual Life

By Timothy Karsten, Life and Business Strategist
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It’s Monday morning, the beginning of a new week. The day starts with greeting the sunrise from our garden that faces to the East. A few minutes of taking in the energy that provides us so many benefits every day, and then some meditation, establishes the foundation for all else. Next is a stroll through the garden to see what flowers have opened up and/or fruits and veggies that have emerged and are ripe enough to pick. A little clean up is needed to remove dead leaves and flowers, all to support the harmony and beauty of the environment.

How to Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

A Call to Action
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by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

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