Five U.S. cities can now get a little greener, thanks to being selected for the 2012 GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Grant Awards Programs.
Sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, the grants will go toward developing community gardens and green spaces in the following cities:
“Over the last several years, the conference has pushed for cities to develop community gardens to enhance the health and quality of life in our neighborhoods,” said conference president Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in a press statement. “This new Grant Awards Program shines an important spotlight on mayoral efforts to support innovative gardens and green spaces. ”
The winning cities were selected by a panel of former mayors and national garden experts from a pool of more than 80 applicants. Grants, in the amount of $25,000 from ScottsMiracle-Gro, were awarded to the five cities.