Fairy Garden Contest Winners Announced

Fairy Garden Contest Winners Announced

The Southside Master Gardeners hosted a Fairy Garden Contest at the Halifax Farmers Market on June 10th.  First and second place winners were chosen by independent judges and the people's choice by popular vote.  First place went to Kathy Thomas and her granddaughter Chloe Klingerman,  Susi Robbins took second place and people's choice went to Brenda Couch.  Some of the winners and other fairy gardens are on display at the South Boston - Halifax County Museum through July 1 and can be viewed during regular museum hours.  Visit for more information.  Start planning now for next June's contest.  Keep up with Master Gardener events at


Kathy Conner Cornell



Pass Along Plants at the Halifax Farmers Market on August 12th

Pass Along Plants at the Halifax Farmers Market on August 12th

The Southside Master Gardener Association will have a display on perennials and season extenders from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Halifax Farmers Market with a special dividing demo at 9:30.  This is busy day at the market as the “Meet me at the Market” will also be held to help people become familiar with the market vendors and their products.  It will also be a celebration of National Farmers Market Week.

Perennials should be the backbone of all landscapes.  These plants come back year after year and bring color and beauty to your flowerbeds.  Their flowers and berries provide food for birds, butterflies and bees.  Another positive feature is that the clumps will grow larger and larger with each passing gardening season.  Once they get too “big for their britches” they need to be divided. The resultant smaller clumps may be planted in other parts of the garden or “passed along” to friends and family.  The Master Gardeners will have a few different types of pass along plants to share.

Master Gardener Maggie Westervelt will have a display on season extenders.  These are things that you can do to help your growing season start earlier in the spring and go later into the fall.  Who wouldn’t love to keep having BLT’s in November?  Maggie will be available to answer your questions about the display.  And no, it doesn’t involve a greenhouse.

While at the market support your local vendors and artists.  Outside vendors have fresh produce, organic meats, fresh eggs and sometimes plants.  Inside you will find all kinds of crafts and collectibles as well as on site photography.  There is a seed bank and recipes for your browsing.  As always, the Master Gardeners will be there to answer all of your gardening questions. To learn more about the Master Gardener program and its activities visit or call the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476-2147.  Hope to see you at the market!

After School Lego Club

July 8th Events at the Town of Halifax Farmers Market

Change in Sanitation & Recycle Schedule Due to July 4th Holiday


Sanitation & Recycling Department

70 South Main Street, Post Office Box 627

Halifax, Virginia 24558

(434) 476-2343






June 26, 2017

To All Town of Halifax Customers:

Halifax Town Hall will be closed on Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Please be aware that the Town of Halifax will not be picking up recyclables on Wednesday July 5th due to the modified Holiday schedule. The regular town curbside recycling pick up will resume Wednesday July 12th as customary. During the modified holiday schedule, town residents may take their properly prepared recyclable materials (see guidelines for curbside pick-up below), to the large bins provided at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail lower parking lot which now accepts co-mingled newspaper (including mixed paper), plastic (#1 & #2), cardboard, cans (aluminum & metal) and mixed consumer glass (clear, green & brown). When recycling glass at the Convenience Center site, PLEASE PLACE THE GLASS DIRECTLY INTO THE BIN WITH NO BAGS-this will keep the glass free of contaminants so that sorting will not be necessary.

The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct its solid waste pick-up the week of Independence Day on a modified schedule:

  • Monday July 3 – The Town of Halifax will be closed for the July 4th
  • Tuesday July 4 – The Town of Halifax will be closed for the July 4th
  • Wednesday July 5 – Residents normally served on Monday will have solid waste picked up. This area includes Mountain Road, Canterbury Drive, Woodview Road, Mimosa Drive, Oak Lane, Pine Road, Ash Street, Cedar Lane, Poplar Lane, Crawford Road, Academy Street, Ballpark Loop (within corporate limits), Craddock Street, Houston Street and Main Street (from Mountain Road south to the RR Tracks).
  • Thursday July 6 - Residents normally served on Thursday will have solid waste picked up. This area includes Maple Avenue, Buena Vista Drive, Park Lane, Lakeside Drive, Harding Street, Snead Lane, Cary Street, Elam Street, Hedderly Street, Jackson Street, Back Street, Main Street (from Mountain Road north on US Hwy 501 and east on VA Hwy 360 to the corporate limits).
  • Friday July 7 – Residents normally served on Tuesday will have solid waste picked up. This area includes properties along US Hwy 501 south from the RR Tracks to the corporate limits, Spencer Lane, Golf Course Road, Brook Run, Cowford Road, Meadow Drive, Banister Road, Gatha’s Trail and Ballou Trail.
  • The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will resume regular weekly curbside recycling on Wednesday July 12th.

Guidelines for Preparing Curbside Recyclables

(follow thoroughly & do not co-mingle trash items or service may be suspended)

Metals -- Aluminum Cans (rinsed if possible)            Plastics -- Milk, soda, water bottles, detergent    

Metal Cans (rinsed - labels may be left on)                jugs (look for #1 & #2 on bottom) rinse, remove caps            

Newspaper -- Clean and dry                                                 Cardboard -- Flatten boxes, no waxed cardboard, (anything in the newspaper when you                             remove plastic bags, styrofoam or packing “peanuts”

receive it can be recycled)

Mixed Paper -- Junk mail, cereal boxes,                  Glass -- clear, green & brown; EMPTIED, RINSED, LIDS magazines, phone books, etc.                                       REMOVED, NO BROKEN GLASS-in plastic bag on top


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