"Our mission is to provide nurturing gardening services that promote healing for cancer patients undergoing treatment."

Our Purpose

Helping Hands in the Garden is a volunteer organization consisting of people who love to play in the ‘dirt’. Many of our volunteers have battled cancer or know someone dear who has. We are passionate about helping cancer patients remove the stress of worrying about their gardens while they are undergoing treatment.

What we've Been up to!

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Our Services

Weeding & Deadheading

Weeds tend to grow quickly, and they ultimately compete with other plants for space, moisture and nutrients. 

Deadheading is the process of removing spent blooms which will give the plant a neater appearance. Additionally, deadheading can encourage new growth, as the plant will put its energy into producing new blooms rather than into producing seeds.


Mulching helps conserve and extend available water, protects the soil from erosion, reduces competition by suppressing weeds, moderates temperature extremes, and acts as a barrier or visible marker of gardening beds to limit damage by landscape maintenance equipment.

Vegetable Gardening

Vegetable gardening is as important as other essential life giving pursuits, such as digging a well for clean water or lighting a fire for life giving heat. Vegetables are essential for a healthy and balanced diet. The ability to grow food for oneself is a fundamental skill that differentiates humans from other lower animal species.

Light Pruning

Removing the dead, diseased, and injured parts of a tree or shrub maximizes their vigor and aesthetic qualities. Also encourages good growth patterns and improves air circulation

Planting of Annuals and Perennials

Perennial plants regrow every spring, while annual plants live for only one growing season, then die off. Perennials generally have a shorter blooming period compared to annuals, so it’s common  to use a combination of both plants in their yard.

Undergoing Cancer Treatment?

Let Us Lend a Helping Hand in Your Garden. Click to Request Service, and We’ll Handle the Rest!

Client Testimonials

“The herb and plant give away had a big influence on the quality of my life. The people handing out the herbs were so cheerful and giving that it improved my outlook because I was physically struggling at that time just to walk. Also it gave us an unexpected opportunity to visit with other survivors who showed up. This was a happy event. Added to all that, I spent the Spring and Summer tending the plants..watching them grow and just enjoying them every day. It got me out of the house everyday.

I was proud of how well the plants did and it encouraged me to try to keep moving. Maybe stretch a bit farther and bend a bit deeper. Recovery from my surgeries and injuries has been so slow and painful and yet when I go out to the garden I forget for a time all I am going through with my healing.”
Helping Hands in The Garden Client

Providing nurturing gardening services that promote healing for cancer patients

If you are undergoing cancer treatment and could use a Helping Hand in the Garden, click the button to request service. One of our team members will reach out with next steps and to schedule our visit!