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Fiskars' Project Orange Thumb Grants Help Community Gardens Grow
by Amanda Schweger
November 20, 2011

Fiskars' Project Orange Thumb grants help community gardens grow

Every year community gardens continue to sprout up across North America. To help not-for-profit groups obtain the resources to start or maintain a community garden, Fiskars is pleased to open the application process for 2012 Project Orange Thumb garden grants and makeovers. Applications from the U.S. and Canada are being accepted NOW through December 5, at

Fiskars will choose 10 recipients from the pool of grant applicatns to receive $5,000 in cash and tools, and one lucky applicant will receive a complete garden makeover. During a Project Orange Thumb garden makeover, Fiskars works with volunteers, business leaders and community partners to transform a barren lot into a beautiful, productive community gathering space - all in a single day.

Fiskars' Project Orange Thumb provides tools, materials and other support to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration and healthy, sustainable food sources. Since 2002, Fiskars has provided over $1 million to more than 125 community groups and completed 12 garden makeovers in the U.S. and Canada. Read a story and view photos from a 2011 Project Orange Thumb garden makeover and then apply for 2012!

Fiskars’ website is rich in resources for gardeners and lawn care enthusiasts including helpful “how-to” instructional videos for Fiskars products and great tips.

For more information:
Amanda Schweger

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