August 27, 2018

Making Our Hometown a Little Greener

By: Lindsay LaSala, Community and Foundation Relations Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro


Congratulations to the 2018 Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation
Hometown Grantees in Union County, Ohio!

Bunswold Middle School

Creekview Intermediate School*

Edgewood Elementary PTO

Fairbanks Local Schools*

Fairbanks Softball Athletic Boosters

Fairbanks Summer Ball Association

Marysville STEM Early College High School

Mill Valley Elementary School

Superstock Kids 4-H Club and Richwood Independent Agricultural Society

The Nature Conservancy in Ohio

UCO Industries

Wings Support and Recovery

*Denotes multiple projects supported.

At ScottsMiracle-Gro, our roots run deep. This year, we’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of our company, and we contribute a big part of our success to the local community in Marysville, Ohio, who’s helped us grow over the years. That’s why we’re honored to partner with The Union County Foundation to provide more resources for garden and greenspace development in our own corporate backyard of Union County, Ohio.

Old photo of the original Scotts Store in Marysville Ohio

On August 20, we announced the launch of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Hometown Community Garden and Greenspace Grant Fund. This fund, housed at The Union County Foundation, will support all types of community-driven greenscape projects, including:

  • Community gardens
  • School gardens
  • Athletic field refurbishments
  • Beautification efforts
  • Park restorations
  • Natural playscapes
  • Pollinator habitats
  • Container gardens and more
Hands digging in dirt to plant a flower

The fund was opened to mark the 150th anniversary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and to further support the development of thriving gardens and greenspaces near our hometown of Marysville, Ohio. The fund is part of our Foundation’s ongoing commitment to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens and greenspaces to more people and more communities.

The 2018 application is now available. The deadline for application submission is October 8, 2018, and winners will be announced later this fall.