Pines and Prairies Chapter



Helen Capozzelli, Pines and Prairies chapter

Helen Capozzelli was born and raised in New Jersey and got to Texas as fast as she could in 1980. She has spent all of her working life as a Secretary/Administrative Assistant, working for Dresser Industries, North Harris Montgomery Community College District, Lone Star College, and Montgomery County Emergency Services District #4 (Needham Fire Rescue).  She was raised in a household with a large vegetable garden and many flower gardens on the 1½ acre property, so she’s been in gardens all her life.  She helped her Mom plant and care for the flowers.  Since retiring, Helen has worked day by day to make her yard a native plant habitat.  She became a Master Gardener in 2018, a Master Naturalist, Heartwood Chapter, in 2023, and between 2022 and 2023 she received Native Landscape Program Certification. In her spare time she’s either with her grandchildren or working on one of her many craft projects.  Contact Helen at

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