A desire for better health outcomes among Orange County’s youth population was one of the main drivers for the development of the Stanton Community Garden.
“We want to increase the number of healthy children in Orange County,” says Orange County United Way volunteer engagement manager Kautrina Morgan. “That’s the big picture.”
The City of Stanton is somewhat of a food desert, according to Morgan. She says the western Orange County city has its share of liquor stores, and that the obesity rate of its residents is high.
The new community garden, a collaboration between the City of Stanton, Orange County United Way, and Community Action Partnership of Orange County, directly addresses these problems by putting land to good use, producing healthy food, and combating obesity through nutrition and food education, she says. Read more