Glory Community Garden

“To improve health, foster community collaboration, and share the love of God.”

Glory Community Garden is located at 200 W. Davis St in the Parson’s Addition neighborhood of Kerrville TX. The land was willed to Barnett Chapel United Methodist Church in 1984.  The current pastor, Rev. Allen Noah, envisioned using the land to benefit the neighborhood.  He asked for help from the Hill Country Master Gardeners as well as other community groups.  A steering committee was formed in 2013; groundbreaking took place December 21, 2013.  The community responded with financial and in-kind donations.  Water lines and deer-resistant fencing were installed, and 30 raised cinder block beds were built.  A local architect led the construction of a 22x19 Garden Center structure for equipment storage, and later a 38x20 Pavilion.  Several grants have provided for building materials, rainwater catchment tanks, tables and benches, compost bins, a walking path and landscaping.  Members of the community began renting and maintaining garden plots in 2015.  All beds are in use, and a waiting list is maintained.  Hill Country Master Gardeners lead monthly Learn & Grow classes, garden onsite to encourage others, and have awarded 2 scholarships allowing Glory Gardeners to become Master Gardeners; in the summer, Master Gardeners lead hands-on classes for local youth groups.  As envisioned, the Garden has also become a popular site for other community activities and celebrations. 

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To learn more about how you can become involved, email Rev. Allen Noah at profit199@gmail.com 

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