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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.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Associates Reflect on Importance of Pride

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2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Pride celebrations around the world, and we believe the value of an inclusive and diverse work culture is more important than ever. Our GroPride employee resource group––a group dedicated to cultivating an inclusive, supportive global network to empower diverse employees––hosted activities throughout the month of June to educate and empower our workforce. We’re proud to share what Pride at ScottsMiracle-Gro means to them. 

Youth Gardens Persevere, Offer Hope and Joy This Spring

By Sarah Pounders, Education Specialist, KidsGardening
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Throughout this tumultuous spring, those of us at KidsGardening have been inspired by all of the remarkable stories of families, schools and communities, who are using gardens to offer hope and joy to children.

Memorial Day and Beyond: How ScottsMiracle-Gro Honors Our Military Veterans

By Lindsay LaSala, Corporate and Foundation Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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Next week, Americans all over the country will honor our nation’s fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. And while this holiday is dedicated to those we have lost, it’s also a reminder of the sacrifices made by members of the U.S. military.
  

Gro More Good Webinar Provides How-To Gardening Advice for Educators, Families

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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, National Head Start Association and KidsGardening are working together to connect more children to the life-enhancing benefits of gardening, improving children’s access to healthy food and increasing their time spent outdoors connected to nature.

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. 

ScottsMiracle-Gro’s People and Culture Are a Winning Combination

By Kristin Dean, Vice President of Enterprise Engagement, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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The leaders of our company value continuous conversations with our associates to gain deeper understandings of their points of view. Whether through individual performance and development discussions or more formal engagement surveys of our people, this feedback enables us to define our strengths and identify areas of opportunity.  

Supporting Our Communities Through New Forms of Volunteerism During COVID-19

By Su Lok, Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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With the current work-remote protocols in effect for many companies across the country due to the novel coronavirus, most traditional team-based community service events have been suspended, including ours at ScottsMiracle-Gro.  

The Search for a Cure: How ScottsMiracle-Gro Is Helping to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19

By Lindsay LaSala, Corporate and Foundation Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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At ScottsMiracle-Gro, we are invested in doing our part to fight COVID-19, and our colleagues from all over North America are supporting efforts to mitigate the spread in unique and impactful ways. Last week, I shared a story about my colleagues in Temecula, California, who donated 9,000 face shields to first responders in critical areas of need.

ScottsMiracle-Gro R&D Team Produces Hand Sanitizer for Fellow Associates

By Tom Matthews, Director of Corporate Communications, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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Our R&D team in Marysville, Ohio, knows all too well the mantra of ScottsMiracle-Gro co-founder Horace Hagedorn: “Find a need and fill it.” Typically, their work along these lines takes the form of developing innovative lawn and garden products and solutions for consumers.  

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