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Fiskars garden grant applications

  • Subject: [cg] Fiskars garden grant applications
  • From: Don Boekelheide dboekelheide@yahoo.com
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 12:41:04 -0800 (PST)

Win a Grant for your Community Garden
Wednesday January 19, 5:20 am ET

[Poster note: A garden I work with, Robbins Park
Community Garden in Cornelius, NC, won this grant last
year and got lots of cool tools, plus good publicity.
- DB]

Project Orange Thumb(SM) grant program to provide up
to $1,000 worth of Fiskars(R) garden tools to
community garden groups

SAUK CITY, Wis., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Community
gardens around the country will have a chance to look
even more vibrant this season thanks to Project Orange
Thumb(SM) -- a grant program sponsored by Fiskars
Garden & Outdoor Living.

Now in its third year, Project Orange Thumb(SM)
provides community garden groups with the tools,
plants and materials they need to reach their goals
for neighborhood beautification and horticultural
education. Members of community garden groups can
apply for 2005 Project Orange Thumb(SM) grants at
http://www.orangethumb.fiskars.com .

"Fiskars is an innovator in the lawn and garden market
and we see community garden groups as innovators in
their communities," said Jeff Powell, president of
Fiskars Garden & Outdoor Living. "We believe it's
important to support the people who make communities
better places to live. Fiskars created Project Orange
Thumb(SM) to support community garden groups with the
tools and materials they need to achieve their
worthwhile goals."

In its initial year, more than 100 Chicago-area
community gardeners, ranging from children to seniors,
participated in the garden projects sponsored by
Project Orange Thumb(SM). Last year, Fiskars expanded
Project Orange Thumb(SM) into a national program,
offering grants to 25 community garden groups selected
from more than 500 entries. The completed projects
(visit http://www.orangethumb.fiskars.com to view
images) encompassed the spectrum of community
gardening activities and received rave reviews.

Due to the tremendous response in 2004, Fiskars Garden
& Outdoor Living is thrilled to be offering even more
grants for 2005.

A total of 30 grants are available and include the
Between $500 and $1000 in Fiskars. Garden Tools  --
Fiskars. Project Orange Thumb(SM) T-Shirt for
Volunteers  -- Between $250 and $500 in seed, plants
or other supplies

The deadline for entries is February 18, 2005, so
visit http://www.orangethumb.fiskars.com and apply
today! For more information about Project Orange
Thumb(SM) and Fiskars Garden & Outdoor Living visit
http://www.fiskars.com or call 800.500.4849.

Fiskars Garden & Outdoor Living is a division of
Fiskars Brands, Inc., a global manufacturer and
marketer of branded consumer and industrial products.
Fiskars Brands, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Fiskars Corporation, a Finnish corporation traded on
the Helsinki Stock Exchange (HEX: FIS). Founded in
1649, Fiskars is one of the oldest companies in the
world. Fiskars is the world's leading manufacturer of
scissors, gardening tools and cutlery, as well as
other consumer products sold under the brand names
including FISKARS., Gerber Legendary Blades., Royal.
Floor Mats, Home Leisure., Planterra., Power Sentry.,
Newpoint., Montana., Raadvad, Sankey and Ebert.

The American Community Gardening Association listserve is only one of ACGA's services to community gardeners. To learn more about the ACGA and to find out how to join, please go to http://www.communitygarden.org

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