Scotts announces Grassroots Grants recipients

Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) has announced the recipients of the 2013 GRO1000 Grassroots Grants. More than 130 grants were awarded to help neighborhood organizations across the nation plant a community garden or green space. The Grassroots Grants are part of the larger GRO1000 Gardens and Green Space Program, which is Scotts Miracle-Gro's commitment to create more than 1,000 community gardens and green spaces worldwide by 2018.

"It's been rewarding to see how GRO1000 has impacted the lives of people and their communities since the program began three years ago," said Jim King, Scotts Miracle-Gro's chief communications officer. "We're honored to partner with so many groups that want to make a difference by bringing community gardens and greenscapes to their cities."

A full list of this year's recipients can be found at

In addition to the Grassroot Grants, ScottsMiracle-Gro and its national partners, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Plant A Row for the Hungry, the Garden Writers Association, the National Gardening Association and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, will build public community gardens and green spaces in Sacramento; Fort Worth; Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Bridgeport, Conn.; and Cincinnati in 2013.

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