Regan Fry (left) and Aimee Clark are two of the individuals spearheading a community garden and wellness center in Columbia City. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Aimee Clark, of Columbia City, had a vision to offer healthier options to families within Whitley County.
Like many parents, Clark wanted to search out chemical-free foods and cleaning items to protect her children from possible side effects.
When she began her research online, Clark found she was not alone.
In February, nine people were standing in her kitchen discussing how to make healthier options available to others.
The brainstorming flush-ed out an idea â€” a community garden. Now Clarkâ€™s home, located at 1065 West 150 N, sits among three gardens, and the nonprofit group, Whole Health Wellness Center, is operational.
â€śI am overwhelmed by how quickly this has all started,â€ť Clark said. â€śItâ€™s really not because of me, but because of everyone else who have joined together to make this happen.
A group of more than 50 community members make up five different committees all focused on making a positive impact in the community.
â€śWe want to encourage others to see that this is a mental and a physical blessing,â€ť Clark said.
Another activist within the center is Regan Fry. When her baby began to have allergic reactions, she started to seek out alternative foods. That led her to be connected with the wellness center.
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