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.
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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.