A Warrior’s Garden

Malachias Gaskin, Veteran on the Move

About this Episode

Today we are honored to host Malachias Gaskin on the show. Malachias, a former National Guard member is founder of “A Warriors Garden.”  Malachias and his wife struggled in businesses and also failed in some. Today Malachias will talk about his learnings from the failures and his success story.

Key Points of Discussion

  •     Malachias Gaskin’s life story
  •     Learning from failures and struggles
  •     Writing book and publishing
  •     Getting into business again
  •     Success stories of veterans
  •     Advice for the veterans

Key Milestones of this Episode

[01:08] Malachias Gaskin’s life story

[04:42] Business failures and struggle

[06:49] Writing a book

[15:02] Starting of new business

[18:12] Therapeutic benefits of micro gardening

[22:23] Veterans are going to agriculture

[24:51] Success stories

[27:25] Getting book

[29:28] Advice for the veterans

Key Quotes by Malachias Gaskin

  1. “One of our biggest drawbacks is when we talk to civilians like we talk to other military people that doesn’t go over well.”
  2. “I’m reduced to two of the things on my hierarchies’, finances and food.”
  3. “The biggest barrier to entry for the entire industry is education.”
  4. “Don’t delete what you’ve been through. But change helps you shift your focus from your trauma.”
  5. “Reach out to your local veteran groups. 
  6. “The biggest issue with most veterans we get out and we don’t want to ask for help because we’re too stubborn.”

About Our Guest Malachias Gaskin

Malachias Gaskin Is the Author of “A Warrior’s Garden, Therapeutic guide to living with PTSD”, the founder of “Warfighter Gardens” a veteran’s and first responder garden therapy non for profit, and “Honor 22 Farms” a family owned organic based farm. Malachias joined the Indiana Army National Guard in Jan 1994 at 18 years old and served both as a Combat medic and an Infantryman for 9 years. In April 2006 He enlisted into the Active Army as a Combat medic and served for 8 years. He did 28 months in Iraq during the surge and Operation New Dawn. He was medically retired for PTSD, TBI, arthritis, hearing loss, and bursitis at 100% and retired to Columbia, Tennessee. He is married with three children.

After 3 years of counseling and medications from the Army, Malachias decided that he needed something more and transitioned to a more non-chemical based and alternative therapy based road to recovery. Using three main pillars, Faith, Music, and Organic Gardening “A Warrior’s Garden” was born which became the catalyst for Warfighter Gardens his signature non-profit.




A Warrior’s Garden: A Therapeutic Guide to Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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