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Applications Now Open for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Hometown Community Garden and Greenspace Grant Fund

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by Lindsay LaSala, Community and Foundation Relations Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro

At ScottsMiracle-Gro, our roots run deep. This year, we’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of our company, and we contribute a big part of our success to the local community in Marysville, Ohio, who’s helped us grow over the years. That’s why we’re honored to partner with The Union County Foundation to provide more resources for garden and greenspace development in our own corporate backyard of Union County, Ohio.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and Union County Foundation Announce New Garden and Greenspace Fund to Benefit Union County

Hometown Grant Program to Promote Local Greenspace Development, Honor ScottsMiracle-Gro’s 150th Anniversary
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, August 20, 2018 /3BL Media/  ––  Today, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation announced the creation of its Hometown Community Garden and Greenspace Grant Fund with The Union County Foundation. The fund was opened to mark the 150th anniversary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and to further support the development of thriving gardens and greenspaces in its backyard of Marysville, Ohio.

The Importance of Movement Building

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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation partners with Ohio Environmental Council to bring a wide variety of groups together to solve Ohio’s clean water challenges. Pete Bucher, Water Resources Director, recently shared about this movement-building approach, which includes business, agriculture, nonprofits and government, on the Foundation’s blog.

by Peter Bucher, Water Resources Director, Ohio Environmental Council
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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation partners with Ohio Environmental Council to bring a wide variety of groups together to solve Ohio’s clean water challenges. Pete Bucher, Water Resources Director, recently shared about this movement-building approach, which includes business, agriculture, nonprofits and government, on the Foundation’s blog.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and Restore America’s Estuaries Explore the Carbon-Capturing Power of Wetlands

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Since 2016 ScottsMiracle-Gro has partnered with Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and its members to advance the cause of coastal restoration in some of our country’s most fragile watersheds. Pictured above is ongoing work being done by RAE member groups Galveston Bay Foundation and Tampa Bay Watch. Wetlands being restored in Texas and Florida, as well as many other places, not only filter nutrients and buffer shorelines, but also trap carbon dioxide—a process known as Blue Carbon. 
 

PHOTO GALLERY | #Parks4Pollinators Photo Contest Spotlights Pollinators’ Importance

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To address the critical need to increase pollinator habitat for beneficial insects, such as honey bees, monarch butterflies and others, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) have teamed up on a new

VIDEO | International Water Prize Competitors Complete Cold-Climate Testing in Race to Solve Algal Bloom Crisis

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May marked the final month of pilot stage testing for the top 9 George Barley Water Prize contestant teams. This international $10 million grand prize competition aims to find a lasting solution to the problem of harmful algal blooms fed by excess phosphorus. Begun in 2016 with more than 100 contestant teams, the competition’s latest stage challenged teams to test their innovations in real-world, cold-climate conditions. The winning team will demonstrate a cost-effective, scalable solution to remove and repurpose phosphorus from freshwater.

$1 Million ScottsMiracle-Gro Hagedorn Legacy Endowment Established at Ohio State

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Strengthening its commitment to equipping future leaders with the skills, experiences and networks necessary to succeed, The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business has announced the establishment of the ScottsMiracle-Gro Hagedorn Legacy Endowment, a $1 million fund to help students pursue their dreams of attending college.

INFOGRAPHIC | Learn About Parks for Pollinators

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To address the critical need to increase pollinator habitat for beneficial insects, such as honey bees, monarch butterflies and others, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) have teamed up on a new “Parks for Pollinators” campaign aimed at raising public awareness of pollinator health and encouraging local action through public parks and pollinator gardens.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and National Recreation and Park Association Launch ‘Parks for Pollinators’

New national campaign highlights the role of public parks and pollinator gardens in addressing pollinator health
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ — To address the critical need to increase pollinator habitat for beneficial insects, such as honey bees, monarch butterflies and others, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) have teamed up on a new “Parks for Pollinators” campaign aimed at raising public awareness of pollinator health and encouraging local action through public parks and pollinator gardens.

GRO1000 Milestone Reached: Thousandth Garden to Connect Children With Benefits of Nature

by Lindsay LaSala, Community and Foundation Relations Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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We did it.

Eight years ago, we set a goal to help create 1,000 community gardens and greenspaces and connect more people to the life-enhancing benefits of gardens and greenspaces. This May, we’ll realize that goal with the dedication of the thousandth GRO1000 garden in Columbus, Ohio.

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