Growing Gardens and Green Spaces

At Scotts Canada Ltd., we believe in the importance of helping Canadians create a deeply rooted love of nature and desire for healthy living. Our commitment includes GRO1000, a community outreach initiative that awards Showcase Garden and Grassroots Grants for eligible green space projects.


Launched in 2011, GRO1000 will result in the creation of more than 1,000 community gardens and green spaces across Canada, the United States, and Europe by 2018, to coincide with and celebrate The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s 150th anniversary.

Scotts Canada Ltd. has partnered with Communities in Bloom ( Plant a Row – Grow a Row (, and Nutrients for Life ( with the goal of bringing together national and local groups to inspire and educate people about the importance of green spaces, environmental stewardship and feeding our communities through the development of community gardens.

When people come together in a green space, something good happens

GRO1000 Showcase Garden Grants are awarded annually to build flagship community gardens and green spaces in selected Canadian municipalities. GRO1000 Grassroots Grants are also available for smaller, but equally ambitious and innovative projects.

View all our Canadian GRO1000 Grant Recipients

From edible gardens to pollinator habitats, urban farms to sensory gardens, GRO1000 supports all types of community-driven greenspace projects and places priority on programs that heavily involve youth.

Gardens and Green Spaces can make it happen.

Apply for your GRO1000 Grassroots Grant

The deadline for application submission is February 20, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Take a look at our FAQs below to learn more about our Grassroots Grants.


Hunger in Canada

Statistics show that one in six Canadians cannot afford to live and eat, with the number of individuals using food banks doubling over the past 20 years.

Community Benefits of Green Space

Gardens and green spaces bring environmental, social, and physical benefits to a community, including offsetting pollution, bettering access to fresh produce, increasing physical activity, and lowering stress. Studies have also shown neighbourhood safety increases noticeably in communities and neighbourhoods where beautification projects are promoted.