Help for community gardens

Reno has its share of sad, empty plots of dirt. People who’ve ever wanted to fill them with edible green stuff for a community garden but lacked the paper green stuff to do it may find help with the Fiskars 2008 Project Orange Thumb Grant. The organization is awarding 10 grants this year, which include $1,500 in Fiskars garden tools and $800 for plant materials.

Only groups are eligible, not individuals. Fiskars is considering gardening projects “geared toward community involvement, neighborhood beautification, sustainable agriculture, and/or horticultural education.” Community garden groups, schools, youth groups, clubs and treatment centers are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is Feb. 15. More information is at, or (800) 500-4849.