The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Welcomes Applications for 2021 Grassroots Grants with KidsGardening to Connect More Children to Benefits of Gardening
There has never been a more critical time to connect children to the positive experiences that gardens provide. From increased access to fresh food to the therapeutic nature of digging in the soil, gardens offer hope and joy to children during this time of continued uncertainty. The ongoing pandemic has greatly disrupted children’s daily lives and impacted families struggling with food insecurity. But this past year, ScottsMiracle-Gro and KidsGardening have seen firsthand how communities are using gardening to provide relief for those in need.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the stories of resiliency and perseverance from our GroMoreGood garden grantees,” said
The GroMoreGood Grassroots Grants will fund all types of community-driven garden and greenspace projects that directly engage youth, including school and community gardens, urban farms, pollinator gardens and outdoor playscapes. Because of the unpredictable challenges that may occur due to COVID-19, the uses for Grassroots Grants have expanded to allow organizations to use the funding for emerging needs in their community, such as at-home garden kits for families. Grant funding will support the creation of new garden projects and also the expansion of existing ones. The 2021 application is available now at https://kidsgardening.org/2021-gromoregood-grassroots-grant/.
“We are continually amazed by the creativity and perseverance of educators and community leaders when it comes to their garden programs,” said
The Grassroots Grants are part of ScottsMiracle-Gro’s larger GroMoreGood initiative to connect 10 million children to the benefits of gardens and greenspace by 2023. As part of GroMoreGood,
The GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant application will be open until
For more information, visit www.GroMoreGood.com.
The mission of
KidsGardening is a national nonprofit organization creating opportunities for kids to learn and grow through gardening. We provide grants and original educational materials to more than 2.6 million kids across the country. For more information, visit www.kidsgardening.org.
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