Helping communities across Canada sustainably grow and benefit from green spaces together.
2022 Gro for Good
With urban and economic development at an all-time high, we desperately need to protect and grow our collective connection to nature, to the environment and to each other. Scotts Canada Ltd. is pleased to present Gro for good as our effort to keep the spirit of community and connection to nature alive in Canada.
We are committed to supporting green space solutions that improve communities throughout Canada and help our youth and communities enjoy the benefits of gardening; benefits, such as, encouraging healthy eating habits while learning how to grow your own food and the health benefits that come from being outdoors and interacting with nature and other members of the community.
Each year, we award grants to deserving communities, schools and non-profit civic organizations seeking to develop sustainable gardens and green spaces.
2022 Grant Application Frequently Asked Questions
2022 Gro for Good Grants for School Gardens
Scotts Canada Limited proudly announces a special edition of the Gro for Goodprogram in support ofthe Year of the Garden 2022. This one-time special edition will provide $1,000 grants to deserving schools. Scotts Canada is pleased to be offering this one-time grant opportunity to Canadian schools in partnership with Communities in Bloom, Plant · Grow · Share a Row and Nutrients for Life.
This special edition aims, as a common objective of Scotts Canada and The Year of the Garden 2022 to create gardens in schools throughout Canada. The gardens will teach students how plants grow, where their food comes from while encouraging healthy eating habits. School gardens also provide active learning opportunities along with lessons in responsibility, group networking and the pleasure of getting your hands in soil!
Apply Now for a 2022 School Garden Gro for Good grant online at:Apply now!
The submission deadline for applications is March 18 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST. School Garden Gro for Good grants will be awarded in cash in Spring 2022 and gardens must be completed in 2022. Apply early as only the first 100 applications will be considered.
Congratulations to the 2021 Gro For Good Video Contest Winner
CBS Community Garden
The CBS Community Gardens of Conception Bay South, Newfoundland have been awarded an additional grant of $2500 to help further develop their green space! A big THANK YOU to all the grant recipients and applicants who participated in this year's Gro for good program! Your efforts to enhance your communities deserve a standing ovation!
Growing gardens across Canada
We're making a difference
Together, we continue to create beautiful gardens and inspire many others to do the same.
Trees and shrubs planted
Gardens and greenspaces
Volunteer involvement (Construction & Maintenance)
Donation to Food Banks
2021 Gro for good Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the following projects and organizations that received a grant in 2021:
SOS Gopherwood Garden, Strathmore Overnight Shelter (Strathmore, AB)
Forest Hills School Aquaponics Greenhouse and Community Greenspace,Forest Hills School (Saint John, NB)
CBS Community Garden Orchard and Expansion Project (Conception Bay South Parks Commission, NL)
Dakota Collegiate Community Garden Classroom (Winnipeg, MB)
Jardinons ensemble, Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi Thérèse-De Blainville (Sainte-Thérèse, QC)
Jardin inclusif, Centre Normand-Léveillé, Drummondville, QC
2019 & 2020 Grant Program Recipients
Scotts Canada Limited launched the first edition of the new Gro for good program on January 16, 2019. The program aims to keep the spirit of community and connection to nature alive in Canada by providing grants to deserving communities, schools and non-profit organizations seeking to develop sustainable gardens and green spaces. Selected projects receive grants valued at $2500 and compete for an additional grant on GroMoreGood Canada Facebook page.
Some comments from our grant recipients:
"Carrots do not magically appear....gardening teaches patience and nurturing..."
S. Egan-Olsen, retired teacher and garden volunteers
Concours motivant et rassembleur - Comité forêt et jardins nourriciers de Roberval (Motivating and unifying competition )
"The Scotts Gro for good program has helped us expand our garden and provide a greater area for our participants to learn skills and build confidence, to feel socially connected and learn about food sustainability in an accessible therapeutic environment. Thank you Scotts!"
Anne-Maria Hawkes, Community Garden Coordinator
For any questions related to the grant application or grant process, please email [email protected]
Scotts Canada Ltd. is pleased to continue its partnerships with Communities in Bloom, Plant · Grow · Share a Row, and Nutrients for Life, to inspire and educate people about the importance of green spaces, environmental stewardship and feeding our communities through the development of community gardens.