July 14th Hypertufa Workshop at the Town of Halifax Farmers Market

Master Gardeners and Hyper What?

By Laverne Fuller

            Hypertufa: what is it and why do you want to know? Hypertufa is the art of mixing Portland cement, sphagnum peat moss, perlite and water to make stone-like garden pots. The mixture can be made into many different shapes depending on what is used for molds. Boxes, bowls and old flowerpots can be used. Hypertufa pots have the appearance of old stone, but are much lighter and easier to handle. They can add a natural, organic look to your landscape. Unlike clay pots, hypertufa does not crack if left outside over the winter.  Join the Southside Master Gardeners at the Halifax Farmer’s Market on Saturday, July 14, from 8 to 11 a.m. to make your own hypertufa pot. The cost is $5 per pot and all materials will be provided. For more information about the Southside Master Gardener program, please call the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476-2147, visit their website at or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

            As always, the freshest local produce and homegrown and homemade items will be available for sale. Visit the indoor market for a variety of special crafts, homemade soaps and lotions and collectibles.  What a great opportunity to support your friends and neighbors and feed your family the best food available. See you there!


Caption for picture: Come out to the Halifax Farmers Market on July 14th for the fun but messy make your own hypertufa container.  Easy enough for kids to do.  Cost is $5 per container and all needed supplies and materials will be provided.

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Summer Reading Program at the Library - Starts June 2nd


Join the Halifax County-South Boston Public Library for another awesome summer reading program.

The kickoff will take place on June 2 at 1 pm at the South Boston Public Library.  Brian Buchanan from the Danville Science Museum will introduce the audience to the importance of environmental stewardship using hands-on models to engage the audience. Following that the audience will learn about different butterfly species found in our area. Brian will bring specimens to observe. Each participant will create a butterfly to take home.

The library has lots of great programs planned for children and teens this summer.  Reading logs will be available at both library locations starting on June 2.

The library will also once again be a summer meals location.  From June 4-July 18 lunches will be offered at the South Boston Public Library at noon and at the Halifax Public Library at
12:15 pm, while snacks will be offered at both locations at 3:40 pm.  Meals and snacks will be offered Mondays-Thursdays and there will be no meals or snacks on July 4 and July 5.

Have fun this summer at the library!

Jay Stephens


Halifax County South Boston Public Library

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