Chiropractors Dr. Mike and Dr. Tina of AlignLife of Wood River have started a free community vegetable garden in front of their office at 203 E. Ferguson Ave. in Wood River.
WOOD RIVER — Chiropractors Drs. Mike and Tina Harbison of AlignLife of Wood River were recognized with AlignLife’s 2013 Humanitarian of The Year Award for their continued giving and community involvement.
During 2013 they found many ways to donate, whether it be through their time to local fund-raisers, giving chair massages to local teachers and faculty, or the donation of weight equipment to Lewis and Clark Junior High. Their continued dedication to the betterment of the community’s health through selfless service acts is what embodies this award. It not only shows a dedication to chiropractic but to the lives of others.
They have started off 2014 in the same manner with a free community vegetable garden in front of their office at 203 E. Ferguson Ave. in Wood River. As charter members to Health Missions they started the garden to raise awareness for Health Missions while providing the community with wholesome free vegetables.
It all started when the Harbisons were going to plant a garden at their home but realized their efforts would benefit more people if they planted a garden in the front of their office. The office is located at the corner of Second Street and Ferguson in downtown Wood River adjacent to a bus stop — the reason they believe they can impact more people with the vegetable garden in the front of their office.
"We're really excited to see the kids this summer playing and eating out of the garden. Our son Hewitt gets so excited to see the veggies growing and we hope other kids will too," the Harbisons said.
Their dream is to place free community vegetable gardens all over the River Bend, but for now, they are happy to even have their small area at the corner of Second and Ferguson to start.
"If even just a few people find joy and benefit from our little garden, then it is worth all the labor we put into it," they said.
The vegetables are free to not just patients, but any and all patrons are welcome to pick the vegetables as they please. There is no charge, but there will be a donation box for anyone who wants to give to Health Missions, a non-profit organization to prove, protect and provide natural health care. To learn more about Health Missions and why you should donate, visit the website at HealthMissions.org or stop in AlignLife of Wood River.
They still have room for more but need help and volunteers to make this garden grow. They can be contacted through Facebook at AlignLife of Wood River or through their website http://woodriverchiropractor.com/.
For information on the garden or any of the Harbisons’ efforts or available services, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them at their clinic.
For information about AlignLife, go to http://AlignLife.com.