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Master Gardeners Offer Free Tool Sharpening & Herbal Treats

Tool Sharpening and Herbal Treats featured at the Halifax Farmers Market

            The Second Saturday with the Southside Master Gardener Association will feature tool sharpening from 8 to 11 AM at the Halifax Farmers Market on September 8.  The SSMGA cookbooks will be available.  The Southside Virginia Herb Society will have a display from 11 to 1:30 of tasty herbal treats to try. 

            Garden tools are an extension of the home gardener’s hand.  Good tools are an investment, one that needs to be protected especially when money is tight.  Fortunately, this is not difficult to do.  Bring your small hand tools to the Halifax Farmers Market on September 8 nd the Master Gardeners will cheerfully clean and sharpen your tools.

            We all know that sharp tools, especially pruners, are easier to use, but did you know sharp tools are better for the plant?  Dull pruner blades can tear bark or mash a stem leaving a wound that is open and susceptible to the entry of diseases or insects.  The plant has defenses to heal from a sharp clean cut made at the proper place.

            There will be an Iron Chef competition at the market from noon to 1:30 to kick off Restaurant Week.  To support this event, the Southside Virginia Herb Society will have a tasting of herbal treats from 11 to the end of the competition.  Herbs add such a flavorful dimension to food.  Plus herbs are beautiful additions to the flowerbed and many such as lavender, rosemary and sage are perennial.  The Herb Society will have some plants, herbal cookies and herbal booklets for sale.  

            Bring your small hand tools to the Halifax Farmers Market on September 8 from 8 to 11 AM and the Master Gardeners will clean and sharpen them at no charge.  As always, Master Gardeners will be there to answer your gardening questions.  Bring your taste buds to the Southside Virginia Herb Society display between 11 and 1:30 to taste some wonderful herbal dishes.  Please visit the regular vendors with veggies, fruits, organic meats, herbs and eggs. Inside vendors have an assortment of handmade items, collectables and even portrait photography. Watch what the chefs are cooking up in the Iron Chef Competition.   If you want to know more about the Master Gardeners and their programs, contact Bill McCaleb at the Halifax Extension Office 434-476-2147, option 0 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Bring your garden tools to the Halifax Farmers Market on September 8 the Master Gardeners will cheerfully clean and sharpen them free of charge.

Free Community Lunch - September 1st

Flotsam Flotilla - Rescheduled for Oct 20th

 

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Description

Join the "Flotsam Flotilla” river cleanup on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9 a.m. on the Banister River, designated a State Scenic River.

We will meet at the King’s Bridge Landing in charming Halifax, Virginia. Thanks to funding from the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund, boats and all gear can be provided if you don't have your own.

FREE T shirt for the first 25 volunteers who sign up.

What to wear: Dress in synthetic fabric, be prepared to get wet. Although the trip is not technically demanding or hazardous, all boaters will be asked to sign a waiver with the Dan River Basin Association and with the outfitters. Recommended minimum age is 12 years old accompanied by a parent or legally responsible adult. Please note that everyone must register who is participating in the cleanup. Minors must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

What to bring: Bring lunch and a dry bag for anything you wish to keep dry on the river. Be sure to bring plenty of water. A change of clothes might be nice for when you get off the river.

Event Information

Date and Time

Sat, October 20, 2018

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Location

King's Bridge Landing (Halifax - VA)

1041 Bethel Road

Halifax, VA 24558

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Jenny Edwards, Dan River Basin Association at 336-339-6169 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks,
Dan River Basin Association

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