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New Community Gardens Will Benefit Underserved Sacramento Families Thanks to $60,000 Grant from Health Net

Date: 10/26/22

Community gardens have great benefits for local residents. They provide the chance for members of the community to grow food for themselves and their loved ones, as well as partake in active recreation activities. That's why Health Net is proud to have provided the City of Sacramento with a $60,000 grant to build two new community gardens:

  • Leataata Floyd Community Garden
  • Wood Park Community Garden

The City of Sacramento runs a community garden program throughout the city. As of right now, they manage 19 community gardens and two more that are currently in the planning and building phase, for a total of 21 community gardens.

Both Leataata Floyd and Wood Park community gardens are in areas of Sacramento that serve disadvantaged and underserved neighborhoods.

"Health Net is proud to support the development of this community garden, which demonstrates our continued commitment to the people of Sacramento," said Amber Kemp, Vice President, Medi-Cal Regional Lead for Health Net. "The garden will provide a place for people to gather and grow healthy food, while also promoting wellness and bringing local residents together."

Leataata Floyd will provide a community garden for the residents of the Marina Vista and Alder Grove Public Housing Development. Priority use will be given to families that have children enrolled at the Leataata Floyd Elementary School next door. The Wood Park Community Garden will serve the local neighborhood and will be the first community garden in Council District 8, which is in the South Sacramento Community Plan area.

Health Net promotes wellness and works to improve health outcomes for the people we serve. Community gardens are just one way to do that. Read more about our work to help families who struggle with access to healthy food (PDF).

Last Updated: 10/26/2022