Scotts Gro for Good Grants

Scott’s Canada has launched an initiative called the “Gro for Good Grants” in support of community gardens and green spaces across Canada. The initiative will provide grants to support the development and maintenance of community gardens and green spaces, as well as educational programs that promote sustainable gardening practices. The initiative is part of Scott’s Canada’s commitment to promoting sustainable gardening and to helping communities create vibrant green spaces that improve the health and well-being of residents. The Gro for Good Grants will be available to eligible organizations and community groups across Canada, and applications are now being accepted.

Only 200 applications will be accepted nationally for these $2500 grants.

Colour of the Year — 2023

Are you starting to dream about your garden this summer? Have you started pouring over seed catalogs looking for ideas for your plantings?

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Communities in Bloom nationally have chose PURPLE as the colour of the year for 2023.

Purple has a variety of effects on the mind and body, including uplifting spirits, calming the mind, enhanced feelings of spirituality and encouraging imagination and creativity.
From lilacs to coneflowers, from coast to coast, let’s paint the country purple!

We will all be watching for PURPLE across Strathcona County this summer. Let there be purple flowers but also purple cabbage, eggplant (can you grow it??), etc. etc. See what creative ways you can incorporate PURPLE in your garden this year.