At Miracle-Gro, a garden is more than plants. We believe it's a chance to connect with our communities, improve our environment, and help you make the most out of your piece of the earth. We're in pursuit of a greener world that benefits everyone, and we make it our purpose to help you GroMoreGood™ in your garden and beyond.
Kids today spend less time outside than any other generation. That’s why, in collaboration with the ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation, we’re committed to bringing the powerful benefits of gardening and outdoor play to 10 million kids by 2023. It's also why we're working to reduce our environmental impact, ensure a responsible supply chain, and foster a more engaged and diverse workforce—we want to make sure this generation, and the next, has a world of safe green spaces to come.
Miracle-Gro & Healthy Kids
Gardening gives kids the skills they need to turn their piece of earth into whatever they dream it to be. We work with several organizations—No Kid Hungry (NKH), National Head Start, and Kids Gardening—to help fight hunger while empowering the youth to grow their own food. Our student-designed Harvest Donation Bag, made in collaboration with NKH, encourages home gardeners to join the effort by filling the tote with extra produce to distribute within their local community.
Miracle-Gro & Our Environment
As gardeners, we care about protecting the very earth we dig in. We’re proud to be the nation's largest recycler of green waste, annually redirecting 5 billion pounds from landfills, and are committed to reaching 145 million Americans through environmental partnerships by 2025.
Together, Let’s GroMoreGood
Alongside our Foundation, each ScottsMiracle-Gro brand works to GroMoreGood™. That means encouraging kids to enjoy the outdoors, designing products that help support a greener world, and making a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.
“It's important for children to understand where their food comes from. To be able to put food on the table that they grew? That's exciting for a child. It gives them a sense of accomplishment, of pride.”
— Tonya Langston, Head Start teacher
Supporting a Healthy Lifestyle
A thriving garden can fill your home with fresh-cut flowers and homegrown produce, but it also benefits a healthy lifestyle, too. Here are some ways it helps.
- Growing a garden at home can help reduce your carbon footprint.
- Gardening burns calories while building strength.
- Tending to your plants for 30 minutes can lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
- Gardening on a sunny day can boost vitamin D.
- Time spent in the garden can help lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and dementia.
- Teaching kids how to garden can lead to healthier eating, more physical activity, better academics, and positive social interaction.
- Growing brings people together physically (in shared gardens) and digitally (across social media)
Giving Back at Scotts Miracle-Gro
Many of our associates enjoy growing good for their communities, as well as each other. Both in the garden and outside of it, here are some of the ways the Scotts Miracle-Gro team takes care of others.
- Our associates grow fresh food in the Associate Gardens at our Marysville, Ohio campus to give to local food pantries. To date, we’ve donated over 38,000 pounds of produce.
- Through our "Green for Jeans" initiative, we’ve generated more than $430,000 in associate contributions and helped more than 250 fellow coworkers in need.
- Our associates use two annual paid days off to volunteer in community gardens, build houses, mentor students, or beautify their communities, among other causes. In 2020, we provided more than 94,000 hours.
- We find common ground in associate-led groups, including the Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employees Network, Scotts Veterans Network, Scotts Young Professionals, and GroPride.
Contributing During COVID-19 at Scotts Miracle-Gro
Staying close to home inspired a huge interest in gardening. Many of our employees put themselves on the front line to help get products to you, as well as PPE to first-responders. Here’s how we helped.
- At our facility in Temecula, California, we produced more than 737,401 protective face shields for first responders in critical need areas.
- We expedited shipment of our custom growing media mix for Medicago, a company working to develop a plant-based COVID-19 vaccine.
- Our R&D and safety teams produced hand sanitizer for our U.S. sales and manufacturing associates during the shortage.
- We donated emergency relief funds to hard-hit community organizations and provided flexibility to existing grantees to use funding for the most urgent needs in their neighborhoods.
- We provided premium pay for our frontline workers, amounting to 150 percent of many workers’ normal hourly rates.