Helping Hands Community Garden
WHERE: We’re located in the back left corner at the West
Montgomery County Community Development Center (CDC), at
31355 Friendship Drive, in Magnolia, Texas.
HOW: To get involved with Helping Hands Garden contact Judy Rose, at
Please call to arrange a tour of the Garden or to learn the hours and days volunteers are in the Garden.
WHEN: We are a year round garden! Many of our volunteers garden as their
schedules allow. If you have chosen a personal garden plot you may also garden at your own convenience.
Our volunteers currently garden on Wednesday and Friday mornings; the hours change with the seasons. We
garden early in summer months!
WHAT: Helping Hands Garden is a Community Garden that offers garden beds for
individuals or families, Scout groups, apartment dwellers, Senior citizens, or those with physical
limitations; and where there is assistance, if needed, by other gardeners. We are trying our best to meet
the needs of ALL in the community by offering raised ‘special needs’ beds so those with physical limitations
can garden easily.
Our Community Gardening Policy
- Before you begin to garden you must meet once with the garden director, or a volunteer representative,
to learn our gardening practices, how weeds are disposed of, what we compost, how to take produce
into SOS, etc.
- Your garden beds must be regularly maintained
- The crop you grow must be legal
- Organic gardening practices must be used (we teach organic options)
- Harvest must be picked as it ripens
- You may garden at your own convenience, but please keep the Garden clean for others
- Any extra 'harvest' please consider giving to Society of Samaritans (SOS)
- Please alert Helping Hands Garden when you must be away and volunteers will harvest for you giving the food to SOS
- Why a Community Garden? So others can have an opportunity and a sunny location to garden.
- Why garden together? By gardening together we can grow a community of understanding and tolerance from
working and learning together. We also want to encourage a growing purpose in the elderly & the wayward
teen, direction and passion for avid gardeners, and support to feed the hungry.
- Why organic gardening? We want to teach organic gardening principals because it is healthier for us all,
and because everything we do in the garden ends up downhill in the lake where wildlife gets its survival!
WHO: Everyone with an interest in gardening! You do not need to know how to garden!
We have gardeners who will help you get the best crop from your plot or ours. Master Gardeners can be scheduled
at the Community Development Center (CDC) to speak on a wide range of gardening topics. Please contact us
about gardening and about future classes at 832-257-6601.
What Helping Hands Garden needs:
- 'helping hands' - volunteers (always)
- bagged pine straw
- garden tools
- garden gloves
- organic ant killer (feedstore powdered garlic works great!)
- organic fertilizer
- citrus trees
'The ONE HOUR Dues Principle’ - Each gardener is expected to give
1 hour each month for general garden maintenance in addition to time spent working his/her bed.
This will help keep all plants and orchard watered; grounds cleared of litter; and the areas
outside of each bed weeded. With this principle we can continue to offer FREE garden beds.