Stay healthy with the new Community Greenhouse and Learning Kitchen

Parkview Health is making healthy eating affordable in hopes of helping you attain a healthier overall lifestyle.

Posted: Apr 16, 2019 7:34 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2019 8:51 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - It's called the Parkview Health Community Greenhouse and Learning Kitchen.

It's located at 1716 Beacon Street.

"We recognize at Parkview that health is so much more than what happens in the hospital and in the clinic walls and so we wanted to make a place here for the 46805 zip code where people could access fruits and vegetables," Dr. Sarah GiaQuinta said.

The produce at the store can sometimes be pricey so this is a space where you can learn to grow your own fresh goods, to prepare and eat.

This is one of five area zip codes considered a food desert, where residents lack access to affordable fruits and vegetables for a healthy diet.

They are doing some non-hydroponic and hydroponic methods for developing the produce.

The greenhouse will serve other purposes as well like conducting research and featuring a children's garden where children can learn skills too.

The Community Greenhouse will offer tours May 9th.

The Learning Kitchen classes will begin May 7th.

All classes and tours are free, but advance registration is required.

You can check it out at parkview.com/growgreen

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