In South Central Fort Wayne, in close proximity to hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other healthcare facilities, is a place devoted to producing and teaching residents about food for health: the Parkview Community Greenhouse and Learning Kitchen. 

Greenhouse Farmer Camille Schuelke says Parkview launched the greenhouse and kitchen about three-and-a-half years ago, and its location at 1716 Beacon St. in the 46805 zip code is strategic. 

“We are located in a food desert,” Schuelke says. “Also, we are directly located next to primary zip codes that have the highest percentage of food insecurity in Fort Wayne.”

We’re trying to lessen the amount of food insecurity and teach people about sustainability, how to grow food, how to prepare food, and just about food, too,” she says. 

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