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.
Shipment of 9,000 face shields donated to areas of critical need in Temecula, Calif. and New York, with more donations to come
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – To help address the critical shortage of personal protective equipment in the fight against the novel coronavirus, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has shifted production in its Temecula, California manufacturing plant to produce face shields to help protect healthcare workers and first responders in critical need areas across the country.
By Melanie Vodnick, director of corporate real estate and veteran remote worker, ScottsMiracle-Gro
Regardless of what the dictionary says, working “remote” does not need to be distant, isolated or unrelated. In today’s hyper-connected world, we have more tools than ever to enable remoted togetherness––the ability for us to stay connected while working remote.
I’ve been working remote with ScottsMiracle-Gro for the past two and a half years. Prior to that, I worked remote for almost 15 years with my previous employer. In both cases, I started at the world headquarters and then moved and began working from home.
Navigating a career and leadership roles within an organization can be tough. We asked some of our women leaders across the ScottsMiracle-Gro business to share the experiences, successes and challenges of their leadership journey in order to inspire and encourage us all.
Question: What is one core message you would share with women today who hope to enter a leadership role?
Give yourself grace – Ann Aquillo, vice president of corporate affairs
By Carol Kauffman Nowlin, corporate social responsibility manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
World Water Day occurs every year on March 22. It’s an opportunity to pause and acknowledge what we believe all year long––safe, unpolluted water is a cause worth fighting for. This year, we are thinking a lot about how necessary clean water is to our health.
Our environmental partners, working on the front lines all across the country to protect our water resources, are thinking about this too. Hear from two of these organizations’ leaders about their commitments to protecting Americans’ water and health during these extraordinary times:
With a goal of connecting more students across the country to indoor gardening opportunities, The Scotts-Miracle Gro Foundation, Hawthorne Gardening Company and National Farm to School Network have launched a pilot project to integrate hydroponic growing systems into classrooms and science curricula this school year.
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.