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ScottsMiracle-Gro Releases 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report

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The culmination of our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) progress of the past year is here. We’re excited to share our 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report with you.

Community Gardens Help Students Learn About Water Efficiency

New report documents programs supported by Learning Landscape Grants
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CHICAGO and MARYSVILLE, Ohio, June 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation are pleased to announce a new report detailing projects funded by the 2020 Learning Landscape Grants. The AWE Learning Landscape Grant Program, funded by the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, helps support building or improving educational outdoor spaces at schools, botanical gardens, and community locations that allow school-age children to experience hands-on learning about water efficiency in outdoor landscapes.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index

ScottsMiracle-Gro earns 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual assessment of LGBTQ+ workplace equality
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, February 8, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, the world’s leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden as well as indoor and hydroponic growing products, proudly announced today that it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. ScottsMiracle-Gro joins the ranks of over 840 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation's Hawthorne Social Justice Fund and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Announce Funding of John R. Lewis Social Justice Fellows

Effort will support four fellows to focus on cannabis policy and social justice reforms.
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Port Washington, N.Y., February 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ – The Hawthorne Gardening Company, a subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, today announced that the Hawthorne Social Justice Fund has committed to a multi-year sponsorship of the John R. Lewis Social Justice Fellows program within the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Welcomes Applications for 2022 Grassroots Grant with KidsGardening to Connect Children to Benefits of Gardening and Greenspaces

Annual grant program helps to increase children’s access to fresh food, outdoor play and garden education
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, January 06, 2022 /3BL Media/ - To address the need to connect more children to gardens and outdoor play, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation today opened its GroMoreGood Grassroots Grants with national nonprofit KidsGardening. Supporting ScottsMiracle-Gro’s broader mission to reach 10 million kids with garden and greenspace programming by 2023, this annual program is designed to bring the powerful benefits of gardening to more children.

Legacy Project Helps Students Navigate a Smooth Future

by: Matthew Herchik
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Their connection is made possible by the Scott’s Miracle-Gro Foundation.

Through The Legacy Project, selected students receive individualized coaching, tuition opportunities, and hands-on career exposure.

“We like to call them ‘gritty kids,’ and so we take them when they start high school as freshman, and so again, we work with them over four years,” describes Su Lok with Scott’s.

After beginning five years ago, 2020 saw the first group of graduates complete the program.

Aerogarden Expands STEM Opportunities for Students With National Farm to School Network Through the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation

GroMoreGood Hydroponic Garden Project expands to 25 new schools with indoor gardens and K-2 classroom learning guide
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, October 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - With the goal of connecting more students to the wonders and science of hydroponic gardening, AeroGarden is helping to expand the GroMoreGood Hydroponic Garden Project now in year three. The project will bring together kindergarten through second-grade educators in 25 schools across Arizona, California, Florida, Oregon and Washington to integrate hydroponic gardens into their classrooms and other learning settings.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Associate Grows the City That He Loves

By Su Lok, Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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In the spring of 2010, our company hosted the first Give Back To Gro volunteer event in the Westbury community of Houston. Our associates transformed this historic neighborhood by installing 50 new garden beds to help feed local residents. More than a decade later, Chris Patten, local ScottsMiracle-Gro sales manager, is leading the charge to continue support for the community he calls home.

Bringing His Growing Journey to GroMoreGood

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“From my first internship on a small farm, I was hooked.”

In college, Jeff majored in environmental studies with a concentration in sustainability and climate change. As his college career developed, he began interning and taking on apprentice roles at small farms and market gardens. He takes sustainability and growing to heart.

For one farming internship, he rode his bike 400 miles with everything he needed in his backpack in order to travel as sustainably as possible. The growing journey had begun.

Growth can happen anywhere

Hawthorne Gardening Company Opens Doors to New Greenhouse to Fight Community Hunger

Employees of Vancouver-based subsidiary of ScottsMiracle-Gro will grow fresh vegetables hydroponically year-round for local food pantries and food banks
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VANCOUVER, Wash., July 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ -––To help combat the hunger facing thousands of their fellow neighbors, The Hawthorne Gardening Company, a subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, today announced that it has opened the doors to a 4,000 square-foot greenhouse on the grounds of the company’s world headquarters in Vancouver, Washington. The greenhouse will be used to grow healthy food, such as greens, tomatoes, and peppers, year-round for local hunger-fighting organizations.

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