By Su Lok, Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships, ScottsMiracle-Gro
In the spring of 2010, our company hosted the first Give Back To Gro volunteer event in the Westbury community of Houston. Our associates transformed this historic neighborhood by installing 50 new garden beds to help feed local residents. More than a decade later, Chris Patten, local ScottsMiracle-Gro sales manager, is leading the charge to continue support for the community he calls home.
“From my first internship on a small farm, I was hooked.”
In college, Jeff majored in environmental studies with a concentration in sustainability and climate change. As his college career developed, he began interning and taking on apprentice roles at small farms and market gardens. He takes sustainability and growing to heart.
For one farming internship, he rode his bike 400 miles with everything he needed in his backpack in order to travel as sustainably as possible. The growing journey had begun.
Employees of Vancouver-based subsidiary of ScottsMiracle-Gro will grow fresh vegetables hydroponically year-round for local food pantries and food banks
VANCOUVER, Wash., July 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ -––To help combat the hunger facing thousands of their fellow neighbors, The Hawthorne Gardening Company, a subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, today announced that it has opened the doors to a 4,000 square-foot greenhouse on the grounds of the company’s world headquarters in Vancouver, Washington. The greenhouse will be used to grow healthy food, such as greens, tomatoes, and peppers, year-round for local hunger-fighting organizations.
Pollinators are the gardener’s best friend. And they play a critical role in maintaining the health of our ecosystem and the world’s food production. However, due to many factors, our pollinator populations are declining around the world. At ScottsMiracle-Gro, we are passionate about protecting these essential creatures that help our gardens and our communities thrive. It’s an important way we live out our purpose to GroMoreGood for the environment.
By Tasha McInroy, Manager of Environmental Health & Safety and GroPride Steering Committee Member, ScottsMiracle-Gro
Although we couldn’t physically march in our local Pride Parade this past weekend, it did not stop us from celebrating virtually! The ScottsMiracle-Gro GroPride Team was proud to share our mission in our first virtual Pride Parade.
Throughout June, we’ve been celebrating Pride Month at ScottsMiracle-Gro. The GroPride Team provided fun opportunities for associates to engage with one another and learn more about the LGBTQA+ community, allyship and supporting equality for all humankind.
By Su Lok, Corporate and Community Partnerships, ScottsMiracle-Gro
On a cold January weekend in 2018, 17 high school freshmen began their journey as the pilot class of The Legacy Project. This group of ninth graders was gathered at The Ohio State University for orientation into a new “grit-focused” youth empowerment program, sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and The Hagedorn Legacy Foundation.
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.
$2.5 million fund is dedicated to non-profit organizations working toward social justice reform within state regulated cannabis industries
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., June 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Hawthorne Gardening Company (Hawthorne) today announced the first grantees of The Hawthorne Social Justice Fund within The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation. These organizations are leading the charge with criminal and social justice reform for the cannabis industry. They include Last Prisoner Project, Marijuana Policy Project Foundation, Minorities for Medical Marijuana and United Returning Citizens.
Camp Salute is a one of a kind veteran preferred affordable housing development. It is the first and only community in the U.S. to provide permanent housing to veterans, their families and surviving spouses of veterans. Members of our ScottsMiracle-Gro Northeast Sales Team have been involved since 2019 in establishing a victory garden for this community and it has continued to provide bountiful harvests and emotional benefits for community members and volunteers.