Meet Randy Perez-Lopez: Our GroMoreGood Youth Artist Winner


A trip to Guatemala when Randy Perez-Lopez was ten years old stuck with him. It was the first time he had ever visited his grandparents in person. And it was his first time visiting the country where both his mom and his dad grew up.

Randy’s parents had moved to the United States before he was born. They wanted to give their future children a better life.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Announces 2021-2025 ESG Business Goals as Part of New Corporate Responsibility Report

Company is focusing on five ESG strategic areas over the next five years as part of commitment to GroMoreGood
Press Release

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Today, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), one of the world’s leading marketers of branded consumer lawn and garden as well as hydroponic and indoor growing products, announced its new environmental, social and governance (ESG)-driven business goals that will guide the company’s sustainability strategy over the next five years.

Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth: Julian's Story


White broccoli. That’s what Julian Stapleton thought cauliflower was called when he was growing up. The kids in his family liked to eat broccoli, but they questioned cauliflower. So it became known as white broccoli. 

“Yeah, my mom jokes with me about all of the trendy cauliflower foods today. When I was a little kid, that’s all we ate. Fresh foods like broccoli, cauliflower and tomatoes out of the garden.”

While the World Was Sleeping, ScottsMiracle-Gro Associates Brad and Sam Were Running

By Kenny Dieglio, Digital Intelligence and Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro

It happened quietly, over the weekend, with only a few people watching. In a way, that’s kind of the way they wanted it. 

A four-mile run then a four-hour break.

Then a four-mile run and another four-hour break. Four miles, four hours… all running, no walking. Middle of the night, early in the morning. Didn’t matter. Time for another four.

Watch | Our Journey to Becoming One of North America's Largest Green Waste Recyclers

We reuse 5 billion pounds of green waste annually in our products, keeping it local and out of landfills.

We’re passionate about helping people grow bountiful gardens and thriving greenspaces, while also creating products that benefit our environment. It’s an important way we GroMoreGood for people and our planet. 

Each year, we work with communities to recycle five billion pounds of green waste into our soil products, like garden soil and potting mix. That’s equivalent to approximately 900 Olympic-sized swimming pools. This keeps it out of local waste streams and returns valuable nutrients back into the soil.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Celebrates Connecting 5 Million Children to Gardening and Outdoor Play Through Its GroMoreGood Initiative

Press Release
  • Company announces it is halfway to its enterprise-wide goal of connecting 10 million kids to the benefits of gardening and outdoor play by 2023
  • The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation announces its 2021 GroMoreGood grant recipients ahead of the first day of spring
  • Support continues for families and communities everywhere to GroMoreGood in their own backyards and gardens

Aaron's Story: Great Pay, Great Co-Workers and the Opportunity to Make the World a Little Greener.


The way Aaron sees it, there’s no better place he could be when it comes to his budding career as a process operator at ScottsMiracle-Gro’s largest fertilizer plant in Marysville, Ohio.

The relationships he has forged with his co-workers reminds him of his own family and that close-knit feel of the small community where he was raised. And for someone who chose to pursue operations versus a college degree and possible desk job, he believes he made the right choice.  

Our Kickoff to Year-Round Gardening

By Lindsay LaSala, Corporate and Foundation Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro

In a year like no other, we saw a surge of gardeners––more than 25 million, to be exact––try their hand at gardening.

Whether growing their own food, caring for a houseplant on the window sill of a studio apartment, or completely transforming a backyard into an outdoor office or yoga studio, gardening offered a much needed escape and purpose for many Americans during a difficult year. 

Free Produce Markets Build a Healthier Community in the Hilltop

By Lindsay LaSala, Corporate and Foundation Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro

There’s no fence around Highland Youth Garden. And that decision was intentional. 

The community garden’s leaders want to make it clear that this garden is open to everyone, even if the surrounding neighborhood has one of the highest crime rates in Columbus, Ohio.

“In our 11 years operating on this site, we’ve never had a problem in the garden,” said Shelly Casto, Highland Youth Garden’s executive director. “People are inherently good. And they recognize what is good and what is healthy. That’s why this garden has thrived.”

Justin's Story: How One ScottsMiracle-Gro Associate Made a Healthy Change for His Family

by Dianna Caspary, Associate Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro

Back in 2014, Justin realized that his health had taken a dive.

"I was 5 feet 9 inches tall and carrying around 255 pounds. My blood pressure was 149/90, and my cholesterol was 249,” says Justin, a shipping supervisor in our ScottsMiracle-Gro Marysville, Ohio, plant. “My wife and I had a baby on the way; and we also had a 10-year-old daughter, who I barely had enough energy to play with.”

Life on a farm to a desk job


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