Home Depot builds Duluth man new garden

By KBJR News 1

May 29, 2014 Updated May 30, 2014 at 10:05 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)--- Volunteers from the Home Depot Store came together Thursday to help a Duluth botanist get back into the garden he loves so much.

Josh Horky fell out of a 65-foot tall tree two years ago and was left paralyzed.

Horky, a lifetime botanist and lover of plants, has been unable to garden since the accident, but all of that is about to change thanks to "Team Depot".

Josh and his wife shopped at Home Depot for years before the accident, and once the incident happened the store brainstormed on how they could help.

Employees knew that he bought materials to build raised bed gardens in his yard and volunteers jumped on the opportunity to build the beds for him.

"It's awesome to think that people would volunteer their time to come out and help someone they may not know, it's just a great thing," said Josh Horky.

"It's nice. It is very nice. We get just as much out of it as volunteers or more than the person we're volunteering for," said Tom Guerin, Home Depot Volunteer.

Horky says he hopes the raised beds are completed in the next couple of weeks and he is looking forward to picking his own vegetables and berries.

Team Depot volunteers once a quarter in the Northland, helping out in the community.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati