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Julie Blum, The Columbus Telegram Columbus Wellness Center is adding a vegetable garden to accompany therapy services.

COLUMBUS — Columbus Wellness Center’s garden will expand this year to include tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh peppers and more.

Like the center’s original therapy garden, the vegetable garden will be used by different departments there, such as Wiggles and Giggles Therapy for Kids and Columbus Community Hospital’s rehabilitative services.

“We have the opportunity to do things in a garden that don’t seem like therapy as much when you’re working with plants and vegetables,” said CCH rehabilitative services director Doug Janssen. “Any therapy outside feels less like therapy and more like something they enjoy doing at home.”

The multi-level planters will house herbs patients with limited mobility can tend. For produce requiring more space, a garden will be planted on a lot on the northeast corner of…