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Join Edgemoor in Growing a Community Garden

A volunteer community garden is being established in the vicinity of the Edgemoor Hospital in Santee and you're invited to take part!

By County of San Diego Health and Human Services

Lack of access to healthy, fresh foods has contributed to the rise in obesity rates in Americans.  One way to address this concern is by increasing the availability of gardens accessible to the community.  An initiative under way is assisting communities to build gardens that can be sustained for many seasons is Healthy Works. As part of Healthy Works, a volunteer garden is currently being established at in Santee (655 Park Center Drive) which can be utilized by both local residents and Edgemoor staff.

Healthy Works is a countywide initiative making systems and environmental changes promoting wellness and addressing the nationwide obesity epidemic. Healthy Works, administered by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and includes the University of California San Diego, SANDAG, San Diego County Office of Education, Community Health Improvement Partners, and San Diego State University, along with numerous community-based partners. The project is part of the County’s “Live Well, San Diego! Building Better Health” initiative, a 10-year vision for healthy communities.

Gardening provides many benefits, including increased mental, physical and emotional health, as well as increased access to fresh, organic produce. Growing one’s own produce will decrease reliance on grocery store visits for fresh fruits and vegetables, making healthier eating more convenient. For more information or to participate in the garden, please contact Stacy Wells, srwells@usa.net or 619-987-8302.

Dan September 13, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I was sent to Edgemoor in 1984. It was a nightmare where I saw a woman die and people abused and neglected. I ran from there and spent years as a legless homeless person. It took me years to recover and get my life back together. Maybe a little memorial to those that have suffered there is appropriate.
Carol Nuzzo Gray May 26, 2013 at 03:15 PM
Stacy wells is no longer with the Santee Edgemoor community Garden .....they have a new president and Vice President ...look us up on Facebook ...Santee Edgemoor Community Garden...you can contact the new President Megan Cahoon and or the Vice President Jennifer Burrough for more info on how to get on the waiting list for a Garden plot!

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