Project Orange Thumb grants and garden makeovers have helped support community gardening all over the United States and Canada. Check out the above map to find out more about Project Orange Thumb's garden makeovers.

2013 Grant Recipients

As a leader in the lawn and garden industry, Fiskars believes in contributing to community gardening and the healthy, sustainable living it provides. Through Project Orange Thumb®, Fiskars awards cash, garden tools and materials to help support community garden goals across North America. This year’s grant recipients are:

Grant Gardens

Noblesville Community Garden
Noblesville, Indiana,
Live the Way, Inc.

Grow Your Brain State Road School Garden
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Grow Your Brain (GYB)

Franklin’s Corner Garden
Bend, Oregon
Celebrate Bend

M.A.G.I.C.A.L. Garden
Albemarle, North Carolina
Monarch organization

Paul Revere School Community

Revere, Massachusetts
The Paul Revere School

New Roots Community Garden
Syracuse, New York
Syracuse Grows

Emma Park Neighborhood Garden
Butte, Montana
The Human Resources Council, District XII

Garden of Hope
Lakewood, New Jersey
The House of Blessings

Montford Community Garden
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
FutureHeights Organization

Milky Way Garden
Toronto, Ontario
Greenest City

Grant Makeover Gardens

Common Roots Urban Farm Community Garden
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Partners for Care

Lansburgh Park Community Garden
Washington, D.C.
Southwest Community Gardens

2012 Grant Recipients

Project Orange Thumb is pleased to announce its 2012 grant and garden makeover recipients. These lucky community organizations have been chosen from among hundreds of worthy applicants for the time and effort they put into their applications and for the immediate impact Project Orange Thumb can make in their communities. Congratulations to all, and a special congratulations to our 2012 garden makeover recipient, East Side Community Garden.

Grant Gardens

The Explorers Urban Garden Project
Prince George, British Columbia
The Exploration Place Museum

Cook Community Garden
Colingwood, Ontario
Free Spirit Garden

Common Ground Community Garden
Kinston, North Carolina
Common Ground Enc

Harmony Community Garden
North St. Paul, Wisconsin
Independent School District N. St. Paul

Rincon Mountain Garden
Tucson, Arizona
Community Gardens of Tucson

Pine Tree Lane
Hermiston, Oregon
Umatilla - Morrow Head Start, Inc.

Scotlandville Gardens Park
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Scotlandville Community Development Corporation

Light of Christ Community Garden
Federal Way, Washington
Light Of Christ

Tibbs Garden
Indianapolis, Indiana
Noble of Indiana

Carbondale Community College
Carbondale, Colorado
Local Municipality

Grant Makeover Garden

East Side Community Garden
San Antonio, Texas
Green Space Alliance


Since Fiskars started Project Orange Thumb in 2002, community garden groups in the U.S. and Canada have been able to apply for grants to help them reach their goals for neighborhood beautification and creation of a healthy, sustainable food source. Community groups are encouraged to submit grant applications for consideration by Fiskars' Project Orange Thumb team, and selected groups receive tools and other gardening materials to help them reach their goals. We encourage schools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment facilities and other civic organizations to apply each year. Applications are available in the fall, and grant recipients are announced in the early months of the upcoming year.

Garden Makeovers

Fiskars expanded Project Orange Thumb in 2008 to include hands-on garden makeovers. Working closely with neighbors, business leaders, volunteers and community partners, we roll up our sleeves and transform barren lots into beautiful, productive community gathering spaces — all in a single day. Historically, the locations of our garden makeovers have been selected separately from the grant process. This year, we're giving you the chance to apply for a garden makeover in your area!

Makeover Gardens
Albert Park Centennial Garden, Calgary, AB Rockaway Hip Hop Community Garden, Far Rockaway, NY
Oliver Neighborhood, Baltimore, MD

Growing Together School and Community Garden, Madison, WI

North Brentwood Community, Portland, OR

Altgeld Gardens, Chicago, IL

Linden Neighborhood, Columbus, OH

Goettingen Neighborhood, San Francisco, CA

Grandview-Woodland Neighborhood, Vancouver, BC

The Willows, Orlando, FL

Scarborough Village, Toronto, ON

Edgewood Community, Atlanta, GA

Lees Avenue Community Garden, Ottawa, ON