2014 GRO1000 Garden and Green Space Grant Award Winners

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is excited to announce the 2014 GRO1000 Grassroots Grant winners. More than 90 grants were awarded today to deserving non-profit organizations nationwide to begin or maintain public gardens and green spaces within their communities. The Grassroots Grants are part of the larger GRO1000 Gardens and Green Space Program, which is ScottsMiracle-Gro’s commitment to create more than 1,000 community gardens and green spaces by 2018.


GRO1000 funds have supported local beautification projects, public service opportunities and produce donation in more than 400 communities across the U.S., Canada and Europe since 2011. The grants are awarded to non-profit, civic organizations that are working to create or sustain public greenscapes in their communities.


A full list of this year’s recipients can be found below, listed alphabetically by organization name:

  • Active 20-30 Sebastopol #63, 20-30 TLC Garden Project, Sevastopol, CA
  • Anaconda Community Food Bank Garden/Anaconda Community Foundation, Anaconda Food Bank Box Garden Project, Anaconda, MT
  • Art of Cultural Evolution, Colony1, Miami, FL
  • Asbury Seminary Community Garden, Asbury Seminary Community Garden, Wilmore, KY
  • Asheville City Schools Preschool – Green Team, School Garden, Asheville, NC
  • Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO, Harrison Park School and Community Garden, Portland, OR
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank, Increasing Access to Fresh Produce for Low Income Families, Atlanta, GA
  • Baltic School and Community Garden, Baltic School and Community Garden, Baltic, SD
  • Barelas Community Coalition, Barelas Community Coalition Greenhouse and Garden Project, Albuquerque, NM
  • Benton-Franklin Community Health Alliance, Edible Gardening program for At-Risk Youth in Benton and Cambridge Valley Community Development and Preservation Partnership, Healthy Cambridge, Cambridge, NY
  • CAPFSC/Tableland Services, Project Home Grown, Somerset, PA
  • Catawba County Library, 214 Growing to Eat Garden, Newton, NC
  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen and Unity Square Program, Hope Manor Community Garden, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Circle of Nations School, Green & Growing, Wahpeton, ND
  • City of Durham – Neighborhood Improvement Services, Eastway Beautification Plan, Durham, NC
  • Clarksville – Johnson County Department Foundation, Clarksville Community Garden, Clarksville, AR
  • Common Ground Community Garden, Common Ground Community Garden, Shreveport, LA
  • Community encompass, Seed to Table Initiative, Muskegon, MI
  • DeKalb County Community Gardens, Old State Forest Garden, DeKalb, IL
  • Downtown Carlisle Association, Heberlig Palmer Park Upgrade, Carlisle, PA
  • Druid City Garden Project, Garden Construction, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Edison High School, EHS Garden and Orchard, Edison, NJ
  • Expressive and Wellness Programs, Art Gardens, Lexington, KY
  • Fairfield Middle School – FMS East End Community Garden Project, Fairfield Fresh Market, Richmond, VA
  • Flagler Village Community Garden, Flagler Garden, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Food Justice Alliance, Permaculture Garden, Washington, DC
  • Franklin Counties:  Juvenile Justice Center & My Friends Place Teen Shelter Gardens, Kennewick, WA
  • Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW), Stratford Ecological Center – Edible Rain Garden, Delaware, OH
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Champion Valley, Schulenburg Community Garden, Schulenburg, TX
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Fullerton, Teen Garden to Table, Fullerton, CA
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County, Flower Garden Addition, Bakersfield, CA
  • Eastside Memorial High School, Outdoor Learning Lab, Austin, TX
  • Elder Community Garden, Elder Community Garden, Brigham City, UT
  • Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District, Triple B – Bees, Butterflies & County Community Garden, Preston, ID
  • Future Agricultural Resources for Montana ‘FARM’, Tower Community Gardens, Missoula, MT
  • Future Forward Foundation, Inc., Seed the Future, Florence, AZ
  • Garden Time, Herb Garden at the John J. Moran Medium Security Facility, Adult Correctional Institution, Cranston, RI
  • Georgian Court University, Mercy Community Garden, Lakewood, NJ
  • High Rocks Educational Corporation, High Rocks Gardens, Hillsboro, WV
  • Hui Kakoʻo O Laupahoehoe, Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School Organic Garden and Farm to School Program, Laupahoehoe, HI
  • Hyaets, Food Forest, Lincolnton, NC
  • Imagine Community Gardens, Ontario Street Community Garden, Lockport, KY
  • Interactive Resource Center, Edible Community Garden, Greensboro, NC
  • Junior League of Bristol, TN/VA, Inc., Girls Inc. Community Garden, Bristol, VA
  • KidsPeace, KidsPeace Berks Garden, Temple, PA
  • La Maestra Foundation, Jardin de la Vida/Garden of Life, San Diego, CA
  • La Mujer Obrera, La Mujer Obrera Community Farm, El Paso, TX
  • Lennard FFA Chapter, Bay in Grass Class Program, Ruskinn, FL
  • Leonard R. Flynn PTA, Project: Flynn Elementary Community Garden, San Francisco, CA
  • Lowe’s Grove Middle School PTA, Lowe’s Grove Outdoor Environmental Learning Center, Durham, NC
  • Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation, Peterson Community Garden Restoration, Hutto, TX
  • Macomb Community Drug Courts, Inc., Juvenile Court Garden, Mt. Clemens, MI
  • Madison County Mental Health Center, Gardens of Growth and Healing, Huntsville, AL
  • Mercer Cancer Center, Community Healing Garden at Mercy Cancer Center, Clive, IA
  • Metairie Sanctuary on the Lake, Inc., Metairie Sanctuary on the Lake, Metairie, LA
  • Mountain Laurel Montessori School, HoopHouse for the Hungry, Flint Hill, VA
  • Nauset Regional Middle School Greenhouse Building Project Fund, Inc., Nauset Regional Middle School Greenhouse Building Project, Orleans, MA
  • NC Coastal Land Trust Project, Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden, New Bern, NC
  • Outer Seed Shadow, OSS#01, New York, NY
  • PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), A Garden PATH, Los Angeles, CA
  • Peace with Justice Committee/Spokane Friends Church, Community Peace Garden, Spokane, WA
  • Plant Industries, Delaware Department of Agriculture, Planting Hope in Delaware, New Castle, DE
  • Point Defiance Flower and Garden Show, A Garden Festival, Tacoma, WA
  • Polk County Master Gardeners Association, Inspiration Garden at Mt. Fir Park, Location: Independence, OR
  • Project Reflect, PREP Summer Program, Nashville, TN
  • River City Harvest, Inc., Malmstrom AFB Community Garden, Great Falls, MT
  • Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, Riviera Beach Heights Community Garden & Park, Riviera Beach, FL
  • Roanoke Community Garden Association, Let Us Grow Program, Roanoke, VA
  • Rotary Club of Gastonia through the Rotary Foundation of Gastonia, The Rotary Community Garden, Gastonia, NC
  • Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District, Outdoor Classroom Area, Gate City, VA
  • Secaucus Green Team, Native Plant Gardens for Sustainability, Secaucus, NJ
  • Seed2Need, Seed2Need, Corrales, NM
  • Sisters of Charity Health System, Building Healthy Communities, Cleveland, OH
  • Southside Community Development and Housing Corporations, Southwood Community Garden, Richmond, VA
  • Spokane Valley Partners, Spokane Valley Partners Community Garden, Spokane Valley, WA
  • Springfield Foundation, Springfield Grows, Springfield, OH
  • St. Carries Center for Human Development, St. Carries Center Organic Garden, Hemet, CA
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist & Interspiritual Community, BLOOMING HOPE: The Garden at St. Paul’s, Denver, CO
  • Teton Medical Center Foundation, TMC Resident’s Garden, Choteau, MT
  • The DuBois Institute for Entrepreneurship, Inc., Aunt Katie’s Community Garden – Summer Program, Dothan, AL
  • The Capital Region Youth Tennis Foundation (aka 15-LOVE), The Hoop House Project, Albany, NY
  • The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, The Hershey community Garden (HCG), Hershey, PA
  • The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado, Manna Soup Kitchen Community Garden, Durango, CO
  • The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick, The Lucas Village Community Garden, Frederick, MD
  • Town of Cornelius, Community Garden, Cornelius, NC
  • Town of Cutler Bay, Cutler Bay Community Garden, Cutler Bay, FL
  • Van Buren First Assembly of God, VBFA Alzheimer’s Care Ministry, Van Buren, AR
  • Van Guard Landing, Inc., Van Garden, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Vestal Boys and Girls Club, Lil’ Farmer’s Market, Knoxville, TN
  • Wake Technical Community College, Wake Tech Leadership Community Garden, Raleigh, NC
  • Waxahachie Partnership, Inc., LQC Beautification of Vacant Lots on Square, Waxahachie, TX
  • West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation, Diamond Superior Community Garden, Providence, RI
  • Westmoor Park, Plant A Row for the Hungry, West Hartford, CT
  • Wheeling Jesuit University, Harvesting Health for Seniors, Wheeling, WV
  • Wiyot Tribe, The table Bluff Reservation Healthy and Traditional Food Systems Initiative, Loleta, CA
  • Youth Employment Academy, Mariposa Community Gardens, Denver, CO

For more information on GRO1000, visit www.GroGood.com/GiveBackToGro/GRO1000.

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Comment by Jennifer Hill on March 23, 2014 at 2:53pm

So much thanks to Scott's Miracle-Gro for the grant awarded to us - Box Elder Community Garden in Brigham City, Utah.  We are so excited to begin our dream!  As soon as we establish a website we will begin progress reports.  Thank you all so much!

Comment by Head Gardener/Scotts Miracle-Gro on March 24, 2014 at 8:59am

Thanks for sharing, Jennifer! We're excited to have your organization as part of our GRO1000 gardens! And we're looking forward to seeing it come to life.

Comment by Jane P Gottier Westmoor Park on April 7, 2014 at 2:32pm

Thank you so much for selecting Westmoor Park to get the GRO1000 Grassroots Grant.

We are very excited to begin the season and grow vegetables and herbs for our program 'Plant a Row for the Hungry'!  We have many wonderful volunteers that spend the season working, harvesting and caring for this garden.  We will keep you updated throught out the 2014 season!

Comment by Head Gardener/Scotts Miracle-Gro on April 8, 2014 at 8:43am

Thanks for sharing, Jane! We have a lot of members on Gro & Chat looking for ways to recruit and maintain volunteers. Do you think you could share some of your tips via a Blog post or Forum discussion starter? We'd all love to hear your experience!


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