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Helping Hands Community Garden - Magnolia TX

Helping Hands Community Garden - Magnolia TX

Front gate at Helping Hands Garden in MagnoliaHelping Hands Community Garden in Magnolia Judy Rose with produce at Helping Hands Gardenis exactly what it says it is a "Community Garden".  It is located at the West Montgomery County Community Development center off of Friendship Dr. in Magnolia.  Helping Hands is a year round community garden.  That is right year round.  Being originally from the north it is amazing to me that you can garden year round but in Magnolia TX you can garden year round.  


Helping Hands Garden offers garden beds for individuals, families, apartment dwellers, senior citizens, Scout  groups; you get the idea anyone that wants a place to garden.  They are even trying to meet the needs of those that have special needs by offering raised "special needs beds" so those that have physical limitations may garden also.

The garden is the brain child of Judy Rose.  She lived in Nigeria for several years back in the 70's where she saw a lot of hunger.  Helping Hands Garden is a solution to help hunger right here in the Northwest Houston area.   The Garden started in March of 2000 at the Tomball Museum District.  They were granted County land to garden on in the Fall of 2002.

Anyone who has an intBoy Scouts at Helping Hands Gardenerest in gardening is welcome.  You don't have to know how to garden tCommunity Service Work at Helping Hands Gardenhere are master gardeners available to help you.  They teach organic gardening principles because it is healthier for us and because everything that is done in the garden ends up downhill in the lake where wildlife gets its survival.

Community gardening policies include:

  • Your garden beds must be maintained. 
  • Organic practices must be used. 
  • Your harvest must be picked as it ripens. 
  • When you are away Helping Hands Garden will harvest for you giving the food to the needy.

They are always looking for volunteers. Helping Hands is also a location where community servicButtercrunch lettuce Helping Hands Gardene hours can be collected.  The volunteers presently volunteer on Wednesday and Friday mornings Many of their volunteers garden as their schedules allow.  If you have a personal garden plot you may garden at your own convenience but they ask that you keep it clean for others. 

They have a wish list if you would like to help contribute. At the top of the list is of course volunteers but they could also use seeds, bagged pine straw, garden tools & gloves, organic ant killer, organic fertilizer, citrus trees and something everyone has a lot of your junk mail & papers for their recycle bin. 

Helping Hands Garden is committed on many levels to "feed his sheep".  Their mission is to nourish the Spirit as well as plant seeds in each other.  Contact Judy Rose at Helping Hands Garden if you are interested in more information about the garden.  Their prayer is that the garden will bless everyone who enters, always!


Comment balloon 15 commentsMarchel Peterson • October 04 2007 08:43PM


Marchel, This is an absolutely amazing article and it makes you feel so good to contribute to others in need.  It makes you feel good that there are people like these in Magnolia, TX.
Posted by Candy Henthorne, Spring Texas Real Estate (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

Candy, isn't that AMAZING and right in our community.  Judy Rose's brain child has developed quite the community garden for our area.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

Maybe we could donate some time and/or funds to this worthy organization, hmm?

Tell me more, sis!!

Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) over 11 years ago
Alexander, isn't that a great project that Judy has started to help feed the hungry in our own back yard.  We are in a women's group together and I told her I would write a post about Helping Hands Garden but I was the one who ended up getting blessed out of it.
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago
ah the veggies look wonderful - on this side of the Cascades good fruits and veggies are hard to come by
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago
WE have one similiar in Ann Arbor, a community garden where people can take a spot and garden, some of the harvest goes to the homeless. It is great for people in condo's and apts.
Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 11 years ago

Marchel--What a great opportunity for those who love gardening but do not have a place to do it! Love the photos...Gives a community feel to the post!

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 11 years ago
What an AWESOME idea...who ever came up with the idea was brilliant!  Your blog and photos of the garden are very well done!  You and Candy keep blogging about all these great things in your're going to have to keep a list for when/if I ever come to visit!  I want to see them all!
Posted by Mary Warren over 11 years ago
Thesa, the great fruits and veggies are part of the perks of living here.  There are only a few months out of the year where we don't have them.
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago
Missy, I did not even know these places were around but what a GREAT idea for all involved and the surplus to fee the hungry!!
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago
Teri, I love the photos also.  Judy shared those with us.  Channel 2 was there taking pictures when quite a few of them were made.  Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

Mary, isn't that an Awesome idea!  I'm glad I wrote the post as I now really know what Helping Hands Garden is all about.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago
Marchel - This is a win win for the community, people can get to know their neighbors while at the same time producing some great vegetables.  Bard College in my area also designated one of their garden as the community garden with the similar idea.
Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 11 years ago
What a fantastic idea this garden is. I don't believe I have ever heard of anything quite like it. It is certainly a grand way of helping others and growing closer in fellowship with community and God alike. Thanks for sharing this article made me smile!
Posted by Shellee Ashmore (The Inner Iris Photography) over 11 years ago

Jennifer, I'm glad to hear this concept is in other parts of the country also.  It was totally new to me but what a great concept.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

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