Garrett is the mastermind behind the Elevated Garden: a tabletop garden that has been designed specifically for people in wheelchairs. The idea for the elevated garden was born after his brother was diagnosed with Stage IV chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
"He loved gardening but could no longer handle the physical demands of traditional gardening," says the veteran. "I designed and built my first elevated garden… and 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," he continued.