17:01 | 03.01.2018
Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb Accepting Grant Applications

a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and
outdoors, is accepting applications for 2018 Project Orange Thumb garden
grants in the U.S. and Canada now through February 2, 2018 at
Fiskars will award 30 applicants $3,500 in gift cards and tools in the
coming year, with Project Orange Thumb having provided over $1.7 million
to more than 210 community groups since the program began in 2002.

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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.

With trends in the gardening space moving toward a growing sense of
community and a heightened awareness of the farm-to-table movement,
people are inspired to take part in projects that encourage community
involvement. Farmers markets have become increasingly popular as well,
putting a focus on locally grown produce and educating others on where
their food comes from and its seasonality.

“At Fiskars, we know the positive impact a community garden can have,”
said Fiskars Global President Paul Tonnesen. “Project Orange Thumb is a
way for us to give back to the non-profit organizations across the U.S.
and Canada looking to come together through gardening. It’s a program we
look forward to each year.”
Important Dates:
Applications open:


January 2, 2018
Application submission deadline:

February 2, 2018, 11:59 p.m. CT
Announcement of 2018 grant recipients:

March 3, 2018
Grants awarded:

Since its establishment in 1649, Fiskars Group has grown to be a leading
functional and living products company with a strong brand portfolio,
including Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber, Wedgewood and Waterford. Fiskars
Group has employees in over 30 countries and is headquartered in
Finland. With over 1 billion Orange-handled Scissors sold, Fiskars has
grown to be the World’s #1 Scissors Brand. Fiskars promotes achievement
and self-expression by focusing on easy to use, innovative tools to make
gardening, cooking and crafting more enjoyable. Fiskars Americas is
headquartered in Wisconsin. Please visit

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