Apply for Community Garden Grants and Makeovers with Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb

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Fiskars' Project Orange ThumbRecently, Fiskars (aka your favorite orange scissors and crafting tool supplier!) announced that its application process for 2012 Project Orange Thumb garden grants and makeovers in the U.S. and Canada is open NOW through December 5, 2011 at www.fiskars.com/projectorangethumb.

We wanted to share this news because, well, we love companies that support community gardens! Since its start, Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb has provided over $1 million to 125 community groups and helped to complete nine garden makeovers in the U.S. and Canada.

On this map you can see the locations in the U.S. and Canada that have been positively impacted by Project Orange Thumb.

One such garden makeover dubbed the “Rockaway Hip Hop Community Garden” on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York displays the transformation of an abandoned city lot into a flourishing community garden.

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After

Will your community be next? Apply here for $5,000 grant and a complete garden makeover. Good luck!

Important Dates
Applications open:   September 26, 2011
Application submission deadline:  December 5, 2011
Announcement of 2012 grant and garden makeover recipients:  January 9, 2012
Distribution of 10 grants:  April 16, 2012
Garden makeovers:  May-July, 2012

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