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Fiskars announces 2013 Project Orange Thumb garden grant and makeover recipients
by Amanda Weibel
April 7, 2013

Fiskars’ 2013 U.S. garden makeover recipient is Southwest Community Gardens (a fiscal sponsorship recipient of Southwest Neighborhood Assembly) in Washington, D.C. Their proposed “Lansburgh Park Community Garden” was envisioned by the group as a place for meditative gardening and community programming for veterans, youth and seniors. Plans are underway for a one-day Project Orange Thumb garden makeover in July 2013.

In addition to the garden makeover recipients, the following 10 organizations were selected to receive garden grants consisting of $5,000 in cash and tools to help support their community garden goals.

2013 Project Orange Thumb Grant Recipients:

• Noblesville Community Garden, Noblesville, IN

• Franklin’s Corner Garden, Bend, Oregon

• Paul Revere School Community Garden, Revere, MA

• Emma Park Neighborhood Garden, Butte, MT

• Montford Community Garden, Cleveland Heights, OH

• Grow Your Brain State Road School Garden, LaCrosse, WI

• M.A.G.I.C.A.L. Garden, Albemarle, NC

• New Roots Community Garden, Syracuse, NY

• Garden of Hope, Lakewood, NJ

• Milky Way Garden, Toronto, CA

An additional 2013 Project Orange Thumb Garden Makeover will take place in Halifax, NS Canada in June.

Since 2002, Project Orange Thumb has contributed over $1.3 million to more than 140 community groups and has completed 14 community garden makeovers in the U.S. and Canada. These include garden projects geared toward community involvement, neighborhood beautification, sustainable agriculture and horticultural education.

For further information on the grant recipients and the Project Orange Thumb program, visit .

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