Update on the Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR) Program:
This year has been a very successful one for PAR! Since the start of the PAR program in 1995, gardeners in the U.S. and Canada have delivered more than 20 million pounds of fresh vegetables and fruits for the needy through local PAR programs. Thank you to the thousands of gardeners whose contributions achieved this goal. This total proves that gardeners can make a difference.
MINI USA & Miracle-Gro have partnered to promote a creative marketing campaign launching the new, larger version of the MINI Cooper, the MINI Countryman. In addition to 25 roadside billboards in 11 markets, MINI USA created a “MINIMiracle” display that will appear at various events and locations across the country.
Between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, take a picture of the #MINIMiracle display or Miracle-Gro wrapped MINI Cooper, and post the image to Instagram and Twitter utilizing the #MINIMiracle hashtag. For every tracked hashtag, Miracle-Gro will donate $1 (up to $50,000) to the PAR program. Follow the #MINIMiracle campaign by visiting the Miracle-Gro Facebook page.
Open Grants that are available through the National Gardening Association:
2013 Subaru Healthy Sprouts: Grant Application Deadline: November 15, 2013
2014 Youth Garden Grant: Grant Application Deadline: December 6, 2013
2014 Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant: Grant Application Deadline: January 17, 2014
2014 Mantis Tiller Award: Grant Application Deadline: March 7, 2014
The Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) provides grants to schools, as well as community-based environmental and educational organizations — no grants are made to individuals or businesses. Visit http://captainplanetfoundation.org and click on “Apply for A Grant.” Application Deadline: Jan. 31.