Project Orange Thumb

Helping you help our world grow with community garden grants – the 2015 Project Orange Thumb application is now available.

Project Orange Thumb

The Community Garden Movement

Apply for a Project Orange Thumb garden grant today

2015 Project Orange Thumb Application »

Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb garden grants provide tools and resources to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration and healthy, sustainable food sources. In 2015, Fiskars is tripling the number of grant recipients to award 30 applicants $3,500 in cash and tools. Fiskars Project Orange Thumb has provided over $1.5 million to more than 150 community groups since the program began in 2002.
 
Applications are being accepted for 2015 Project Orange Thumb garden grants in the U.S. and Canada now through January 31, 2015. Grant recipients will be announced February 18, 2015.

Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

Next up in our 'Where Are They Now?' series of past Project Orange Thumb gardens that have received makeovers is The Growing Together School and Community Garden Today in Madison, Wisconsin and Ama Vera’s Garden (formerly Linden Neighborhood Garden) of Columbus, Ohio. Check out the updates from these community gardens to see how Project Orange Thumb is bringing communities and neighborhoods together with gardening.

2012 Recipients

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!

Albert Park Centennial Garden, Calgary, AB

East Side Neighborhood Garden, San Antonio, TX

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

Rockaway Hip Hop Community Garden, Far Rockaway, NY

Meadowgreen Community Garden Saskatoon, Saskatchewan