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VIDEO | Growing Colorado Kids Farm Eliminates Hunger for Refugee Youth

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Garden Stories Video Series
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Over the past eight years, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation has helped create 1,000 community gardens across America. We’ve seen firsthand how gardens transform communities, but even more so, people’s lives. Here’s the story of one of those gardens, the Growing Colorado Kids Farm in Denver, Colorado.

The Garden Stories series shines a light on community gardens across America and the amazing people who help build them. At The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, we believe that every garden has a story. What’s yours?

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation President Jim King Discusses The George Barley Water Prize with The Weather Channel

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On World Water Day, The Weather Channel's Kait Parker chatted with Jim King, President of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation about the issue of harmful algae blooms in waterways caused by an excess of phosphorus. Scotts Miracle-Gro is the presenting sponsor of The George Barley Water Prize, a four-stage global competition to find a solution to this global problem.

Click here to watch the Weather Channel's online video.

VIDEO | Helping Restore Local Heritage on Long Island

Our Water Positive docuseries tells the story of Long Islanders rallying for clean water
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In this final installment in the Water Positive docuseries commissioned by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, National Geographic photographer Andy Mann captures the fight to preserve the close-knit fishing communities along Long Island’s north shore.

View our full docuseries and learn more about water quality issues and solutions here. 

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First Hand: Reflections on Lake Erie

by Foundation President Jim King
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The shore of Lake Erie was just a five-minute drive from the house where I grew up in Lorain, Ohio. But making that drive often took me to an entirely different world.

VIDEO | A Unique Lens on Water Quality

Andy Mann describes the creation of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Water Positive Docuseries
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Over the last year The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation partnered with Andy Mann, a world-renowned National Geographic photographer and adventurer, to document the problem of nutrient pollution in America’s lakes and watersheds. In this video Andy reflects, “I’ve traveled the world sharing the heartbreaking stories of our planet’s water issues, and I’ve never seen anything like it.”

View our full docuseries and learn more about water quality issues and solutions here. 

VIDEO | The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation: Clean Water Demands Clear Commitment

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From the beginning, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation has been deeply rooted in the issue of water –- protecting it, conserving it, and ensuring everyone has access to it. We are stemming the tide of nutrient pollution that feeds harmful algal blooms in our waterways through research, funding, and public engagement.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Debuts Water Positive Docuseries on Harmful Algal Bloom Water Crisis

World-renowned photographer Andy Mann takes on water pollution in a first-hand look at the work being done to protect our most treasured waterbodies.
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – To spotlight the global environmental and economic challenges caused by harmful algal blooms in fresh waterbodies, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation today released a three-part docuseries with National Geographic photographer Andy Mann, coinciding with World Water Day.

Typically caused by excess phosphorus, harmful algal blooms pollute freshwater in more than 15,000 waterways in the U.S. and impact all 50 states. The issue threatens drinking water and wildlife and is estimated to cost the U.S. economy $2.2 billion annually.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Announces Final GRO1000 Community Garden Grant Recipients

Program to Conclude in May 2018 Having Supported the Creation of 1,000 Gardens
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – To celebrate the first day of spring and the start of the community gardening season, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation today announced its final list of GRO1000 Grassroots Grant recipients, including thirty-four nonprofit organizations nationwide. The organizations awarded will use the funding to improve their neighborhoods through the development or enhancement of community gardens and greenspaces.

Global $10M Phosphorus Challenge to Restore Freshwater Reaches Its Third Stage

Prize race sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation aims to eliminate excess phosphorus from surface water
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The George Barley Water Prize, a four-stage global competition of which The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation is lead sponsor, has achieved a major milestone. Ten scientist teams have advanced to Stage 3, having beaten out nearly 100 competitors in their bid to remove and repurpose excess phosphorus from surface water. The Prize was formed in 2016 in recognition of the link between excess phosphorus and massive algal bloom outbreaks that poison drinking water, kill wildlife, and now impact all 50 U.S. states and 15,000 waterbodies.

VIDEO | Introducing a Creative Collaboration Between The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and Globally Renowned Environmental Photographer Andrew Mann

Renowned photographer captures the effects of harmful algal blooms
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A new conservation docuseries commissioned by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation will go live on World Water Day, March 22. The docuseries captures the haunting beauty of America’s most fragile watersheds, under stress from harmful algal blooms, and highlights the bold steps we are taking to solve this crisis.

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