The idea for the elevated garden started with my brother who was diagnosed with Stage IV COPD. He loved gardening but could no longer handle the physical demands of traditional gardening. I designed and built the first elevated garden and it grew from there. By the end of the year, my brother was taking care of 40 units and growing all his produce for the winter.
I saw how it benefited him with an improvement in his quality of life, and an increased sense of self worth and accomplishment. I would like to see this happen in nursing homes, assisted living homes, and the physically challenged to bestow the same thing that I saw in my brother. This spurred me on to developing, patenting, and trade-marking what we are currently manufacturing and marketing. As a part of manufacturing, we maintain the integrity of being manufactured in the USA and designed and built by a US veteran.
We are currently pursuing marketing of the healthcare side of the physically challenged as well as using the elevated gardens as a tool in schools for teaching the science of germination and growth and care of plants. Another area we will be pursuing is the urban markets such as apartments and condominiums that do not have a garden space. Mini elevated gardens can be used on a stoop, balcony, patio, or deck.
The components of the elevated garden are made and manufactured in Tennessee. We look to a bright future in introducing people to the joy of gardening and that anyone can garden.