The community gardens at Stanton Park are sprouting with the help of some additional green thumbs from UnitedHealthcare employees.
Volunteers spent a recent afternoon planting, maintaining and disassembling garden beds to be moved to a bigger and more open site. Together, the team relocated 25 garden beds that will be re-used at the new garden, which is open to any resident of Stanton interested in gardening.
Community gardens enhance residents’ quality of life, helping to address poverty by mobilizing and directing resources to programs that assist, educate and promote self-sufficiency. The vegetables that are grown in the Stanton Community Garden are donated to a local food bank and distributed to people in need. A recent donation included 5 pounds of kale, 10 pounds of cucumbers, 1 pound of mint and 3 pounds of green beans and tomatoes.