Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is inviting everyone to celebrate the fall harvest season. The company has been in the front of sponsoring community gardens for decades and hasn’t got any plans to stop. In 2011 they launched GRO1000 campaign to install thousand gardens as well as green spaces across U.S., Canada and Europe by the year 2018. And so far, at least 262 organizations have been helped through funding or in-kind support.
Community gardens encourage healthy lifestyles, promote environmental awareness as well as help create better social cohesion. And not only. The harvest season is all about healthy fruits and vegetables, it’s about fresh produce everyone can enjoy.
“Community gardens bring healthy, nutritious foods to people with limited access to fresh produce,” said Bill Dawson, Growing to Green coordinator at Franklin Park Conservatory. “These programs are essential to the health of our communities.” Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Growing to Green program is the largest program of its kind meant to provide free community gardening resources, donating over 50 000 pounds of produce to local food pantries.