By Sarah Pounders, Education Specialist, KidsGardening
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.
In keeping with its goal to connect 10 million kids to the benefits of gardens and outdoor play, 175 garden programs receive funding this spring
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Now more than ever, children and families across the country need the positive experiences that gardening provides. To support this, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation is bringing the powerful benefits of gardening to 10 million children across the United States by 2023. In keeping with this goal, 175 nonprofit organizations will receive funding this spring to create or enhance youth garden programs, as part of ScottsMiracle-Gro’s annual Gro More Good Grassroots Grants with KidsGardening.
Annual grant program to increase youth gardening nationwide
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, January 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today’s youth spend less time outdoors than any other generation. To combat this, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, along with national nonprofit KidsGardening, today opened its Gro More Good Grassroots Grants, an annual grant program designed to get more kids outside through the development of youth-based garden and greenspace programs. Schools and nonprofit organizations across the country are encouraged to apply.
Ten Head Start programs across the country will soon be growing something greater next spring thanks to a grant from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and National Head Start Association. These ten Head Start programs were awarded monetary funds, product donations and garden kits, along with garden training and curriculum, to build or expand garden programs for their preschool students.
Youth-serving organizations welcomed to apply and bring a renovated ballfield to their community
Scotts and MLB have a long history of giving back to local communities, teaming up to provide youth with modern, playable baseball and softball fields under the Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program. The Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program is part of the company's larger Gro More Good initiative to improve children's health and well-being through increased connection to greenspaces.
Planting a garden and helping it grow ignites kids’ curiosity about fresh food and where it comes from. That’s why Miracle-Gro partnered up with the Camp retail store in Manhattan to take preschoolers from Police Action League Head Start on a one-of-a-kind learning adventure.
The preschoolers and their families toured a local farmer’s market and spent the morning learning how to grow and cook their own healthy food.
By Nick Prusakiewicz, plant manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
It all started with an idea. High-school principal Brian Eddy and environmental science teacher Jeff Gartell wanted to provide Imlay City Schools students in Michigan with authentic, hands-on experiences with biology. He wanted a place where they could nurture a love for the outdoors in students and teach them about plants. A place for students to get their hands dirty and “live” the science.
So the idea of a school garden was born. And that’s when our team stepped in to help.
By: Bob Stokes, President, Galveston Bay Foundation
This blog is one in a series focused on the impact of coastal restoration in mitigating the effects of pollutant runoff in vulnerable waterways, leading to harmful algal blooms. These environmental organizations, supported by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, are on the front lines of our nation’s water quality issues. This series highlights their important work.