Meadowgreen Community Garden

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is home to the newest Project Orange Thumb built community garden

The 2014 Project Orange Thumb recipients have been announced!

Find out who The Project Orange Thumb garden makeover and grant recipients are!

Project Orange Thumb

Meadowgreen Community Garden in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan comes to life through Project Orange Thumb

Meadowgreen Community Garden Comes to Life

On June 18th 2014, nearly 175 volunteers from Fiskars, Canadian Tire, The City of Saskatoon, CHEP Good Food Inc., Saskatoon Open Door Society and the local community braved the rain and wind to support their local community through the construction of the Meadowgreen Community Garden in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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The Community Garden Movement

The Community Garden Movement

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.

  • According to the National Community Garden Association, there are currently more than 20,000 community gardens in the U.S., up from only 6,020 in 1996
  • In 2009, more than 41 million U.S. households grew a vegetable garden, more than 19.5 million households grew an herb garden, and 16.5 million households grew fruit

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%)

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