Taking Root 2014
For the second consecutive year, Troy-Bilt® and Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation's leading nonprofit bringing people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, are teaming up for Taking Root', a gardening grant program introduced in 2013.
Created with a commitment to improve and beautify communities across the country, Taking Root will award five KAB community groups a total of $25,000 in grants and up to $6,500 in Troy-Bilt lawn care products.
KAB-certified affiliates were invited to apply for the Taking Root grant to help support a garden-oriented or outdoor beautification project such as starting a community garden, implementing an education program, or embarking on a cleanup effort.
From now until midnight on May 25, 2014, the public is encouraged to learn about each project and vote for a favorite on the Taking Root voting site. The organization with the most votes will receive a $12,000 cash grant, plus up to $2,000 in Troy-Bilt products. The finalist with the second most votes will be rewarded with an $8,000 grant and up to $1,500 in equipment, and the finalist with the third most votes will be rewarded with a $5,000 grant and up to $1,000 in equipment. The remaining finalists will receive Troy-Bilt products.
The five Taking Root' finalists, in alphabetical order, are:
- Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, Milwaukee, Wis.
- Keep Greenwood County Beautiful, Greenwood, S.C.
- Keep North Platte and Lincoln Co. Beautiful, North Platte, Neb.
- Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Tampa, Fla.
- Newport News Public Works Recycling, Newport News, Va.
The Dirt from Troy-Bilt®, March/April 2014