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Thank you to everyone that applied for a 2014 Project Orange Thumb grant or garden makeover, we are always impressed by the quality and thoughtfulness of the applications. We will be announcing the makeover and grant recipient winners right here on fiskars.com on Monday, March 31, 2014. Check back throughout the year for updates on some of our existing community gardens and other exciting news regarding the new 2014 garden makeovers and grant recipients. Please make sure to mark your calendars for late Fall 2014 to apply for 2015 Project Orange Thumb garden grant opportunities.
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Did you know about the community garden movement? People all over the country are turning to community gardens to help save money, eat healthier and build a sense of togetherness through gardening. As a leader in the lawn and garden industry, Fiskars believes in contributing to the growing community garden effort and all it represents — creative expression, beautiful outdoor spaces, civic and community collaboration, healthy hand-grown food and sustainable living.
To help support the community garden movement, we’ve created Project Orange Thumb. Since its inception, Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb has provided over $1.4 million to 140 community groups and helped to complete fourteen garden makeovers in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about our grants and garden makeovers, or apply for your own grant or makeover.
On June 31, 2013 volunteers from Fiskars, The Home Depot and the local Southwest DC community worked together to turn an undeveloped space into a beautiful, productive community garden. Find out how they breathed new life into a community in just one amazing day.
On June 19, 2013 over 70 volunteers from Fiskars, Canadian Tire, Partners for Care and the local Halifax community completed a one day garden makeover to expand the Common Roots Urban Farm located near the Halifax QEII Infirmary emergency entrance.
Meet the 2013 Grant Recipients and Makeover Gardens!
Noblesville Community Garden
Grow Your Brain State Road School Garden
Franklin’s Corner Garden
New Roots Community Garden
Emma Park Neighborhood Garden
Garden of Hope
Montford Community Garden
Milky Way Garden
Common Roots Urban Farm Community Garden
Lansburgh Park Community Garden
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.
Did you know about the community garden movement? People all over the country are turning to community gardens to help save money, eat healthier and build a sense of togetherness through gardening. Check out the below facts to see how the community garden movement is gaining momentum.
Primary reasons given by households for growing their own food include better-tasting food (58%), savings on food bills (54%), better-quality food (51%) and peace of mind about the safety of their food (48%)
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!