Flotsam Flotilla - Rescheduled for Oct 20th


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


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.

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Master Gardeners at the Farmers Market August 11th

Pass Along Plants at the Halifax Farmers Market on August 11th

            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 celebration of National Farmers Market Week will also be held.  

            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 special focus on Mary’s Gold daylily this year.

            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.

            In celebration of National Farmers Market Week, the market will have coloring sheets for kids and even one for adults.  There will be a bake sale with proceeds going to the market.  Get your taste buds up for a fish fry.  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.

Caption for photo: Stop by the Halifax Farmers Market on August 11 to learn about perennials and season extenders from 8 – 11 a.m. with a special demonstration dividing this Mary’s Gold daylily at 9:30.  The market will also be celebrating National Farmers Market Week.





Matt Boswell at Friday Night Jams - August 17th


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