MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fiskars, a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors, is accepting applications for 2014 Project Orange Thumb garden grants and makeovers in the U.S. and Canada now through December 31, 2013 at www.fiskars.com/projectorangethumb. Since 2002, Fiskars Project Orange Thumb has provided over $1.4 million to more than 140 community groups.
Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb garden grants provide tools and resources to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration and healthy, sustainable food sources. Ten applicants will receive $5,000 in cash and tools, and one applicant will receive a complete one-day garden makeover worth $50,000. During a Project Orange Thumb garden makeover, Fiskars works with community partners, business leaders and local volunteers to transform undeveloped land into a beautiful, productive community garden – all in a single day.
“Fiskars is dedicated to helping enthusiasts around the world create a better life,” said Fiskars President Paul Tonnesen. “When selecting Project Orange Thumb recipients, we’re looking for groups with strong plans to educate families about growing their own food, increase access to healthy food sources and experience community building through community gardening.”
- Applications open: October 1, 2013
- Application submission deadline: December 31, 2013
- Announcement of 2014 grant and garden makeover recipients: March 31, 2014
- Garden makeovers: May–September, 2014
ABOUT PROJECT ORANGE THUMB
Established in 2002, Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb® is a community gardening initiative that provides groups across the U.S. and Canada with tools, materials and resources they need to create beautiful and productive community garden spaces. Project Orange Thumb has provided over $1.4 million to more than 140 community groups. For more information, please visit fiskars.com/ProjectOrangeThumb.
Fiskars Corporation is a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors. The world famous Orange-Handled Scissors are a registered trademark of Fiskars Corporation. The group has a strong portfolio of trusted international brands including: Fiskars, the World’s #1 Scissors Brand, Iittala and Gerber. Founded in 1649, Fiskars has over 360 years of product quality excellence and is Finland’s oldest company. Please visit www.fiskars.com and www.facebook.com/fiskars.