Gallery Post

Second Saturday at Halifax Farmers Market
Potting up a plant for Mothers Day
2014 Master Gardener Class Graduates
Pictured are Ben Capozzi, who also received his Master Gardener status, Pam Alderson, Sandi Slocum, Dale Loftis, Bettie Irby, Randy Cage, Janet Gent, Jeannette Ford and John Freeborn, Assistant State Master Gardener Coordinator
Master Gardener Kathy Conner Cornell demonstrations container planting techniques to the 2014 Master Gardener Class
Avoid Crape Murder!
Master Gardener Joe Foster demonstrates the correct Crape Myrtle pruning methods as attendees observe.
12/3/13  MG Christmas Dinner
Master Gardener Elizabeth Overton was awarded Emeritus status in honor of her over 6000 volunteer hours
and being a long time Master Gardener
Garden Forum
Author and Lecturer Jane Baber White signs her book "Lessons Learned from a Poet's Garden "
for Master Gardener Willie Blakey
Halifest - Halifax Farjmers Market
Master Gardener Sarah Tuck helps fest visitors make a pine cone bird feeder
Halifax County Fair October, 2013
SSMGA Exhibit of Landscaping for the Birds
Awarded Best in Show!
The Flora Story
July 20, 2013
South Boston - Halifax County Museum
Nicky Staunton, Founding Member of the Virginia Native Plant Society stands with Master Gardener Kathy Conner Cornell and Bland Crowder, Editor of the 'Flora of Virginia'
Hypertufa Day
July 13, 2013
Lisa Wallo of the Southside Virginia Herb Society show the display of handcrafted items for sale.
An Herbal Tea tasting with information about the medicinal properties was also available.
Hypertufa Day
Halifax Farmers Market
Agnes Gregory instructs Tommy Conner in mixing hypertufa blend while Linda Singer looks on.
Bird Feeder Cleaning
June 8, 2013
Halifax Farmers Market
Linda Singer and Tommy Conner clean the birdfeeder used in Teri Simm's classroom
May 11, 2013
Halifax Farmers Market
Carol Nelson and Maggie Westervelt prepare a tomato cage for welding
May 7, 2013
2013 Graduating Southside Master Gardener Class
Back row, from left – Kaye Blair, Laverne Fuller, Rita Powell, Katrina Yarber, Terri Carrozza, Kathy Parker, Lucien Roberts and Poo Roberts. Seated, from left – Terri Panaro, Louise Kidd, Maggie Westervelt and Janice Aulisio. (Johnathan Blair not shown)

May 14, 2013
Doc Clark and Kathy Conner Cornell prepared beds at the Staunton River State Park in preparation for the opening of the pool for Memorial Day weekend.

Plant Sale
Thanks to all of you who helped to make our plant sale successful despite the weather - by donating plants, labeling and pricing plants, working the sale and most importantly BUYING PLANTS!

Garden Forum 3/31/13
Rev Dele demonstrates how to make a soil builder out of common household items like molasses and powdered milk with natural materials such as leaf mold and comfrey leaves

You Ain't From Around Here - Invasive Alien Species
Bill McCaleb, MG Coordinator, Priscilla Lassiter, Master Gardeners Linda Singer and Barb Royster, Speaker Jennifer Gagnon, VFLEP Coordinator and Master Gardener Willie Blakey 

Best of the Best
March 7, 2013
Bill McCaleb shared his knowledge of the best disease resistant vegetable varieties.
Pictured are Patsy and Hugh Gravitt, McCaleb and Donna Reid

Master Gardener Shirley Archer with her wine dog, Bandit.   Bandit is featured in the book "Wine Dogs USA 3".  Shirley and her husband, Boyd, own and operate Bright Meadows Farm and Winery. 

December, 2012
The Woodmen of the World Lodge 136 honored 2 of our Master Gardeners.
Kathy Conner Cornell was the recipient of the Environmental Award in recognition of her participation in planning sustainable gardening programs.
Jewell Giles was awarded the Fraternal Spirit for her untiring efforts in support of the community.

November 12, 2013
Master Gardener Joe Foster took a trailer load of supplies donated by several county groups to a the Manasquan United Methodist Church in Manasquan, New Jersey to help with the Hurricane Sandy Relief effort.  Pictured are Joe Foster, Shirley McCaleb representing the Fidelis Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church and Master Gardener David Compton

Garden Forum November 3, 2012
Marie Butler, Landscape Coordinator, Virginia Zoo at Norfolk
Both Marie and Michelle Wallace, Horticulure and Consumer Extension Agent, Durham NC
made their presentations in the dark because of a power outage.
October 18, 2012
Marjani "Rev" Dele, Certified Permaculturist with her presentation display

October 11, 2012
Greenhouses and Hoophouses for the Home Gardener
Bill McCaleb, Master Gardener Coordinator, Chris Mullins, Research Specialist and Greenhouse Manager, Virginia Cooperative Extension and Kathy Conner Cornell, Education Committee

October 2, 2012
Important Herbs Used During the Civil War
Vicky Boutwell, Education Support Specialist, Staunton River Battlefield State Park
2012 Halifax County Fair Booth - Blue Ribbon Winner
Wild World of Pollinators

9/8/12 Halifax Farmers Market
Master Gardeners Pat Coughlin, Linda Singer and Tommy Conner are busy cleaning and sharpening gardening hand tools for the market's patrons

Halifax Farmers Market 8/9/12
Master Gardeners Jewell Giles, Tommy Conner, Kathy Conner Cornell and Pat Coughlin with vendor Alice Russell who won the Vermiculture Bin Raffle

4 - H Day Camp 8/14/12
Interpreter Cody Meadows checks out the fish caught by Skylar Hilton

Halifax VA 8/28/12
MGs Paulina Hartsoe, Linda Singer, and "Bear" Clark learning about English Boxwoods
A rare and unusual find in Halifax County Virginia - Passion Fruit Vine (Passiflora edulis) Normally grows in USDA zones 9 - 11
9/8/12 Halifax Farmers Market
Pictured are Jewell Giles, Freeda Akers, June Rbick and Cheryl Watts as MG Kathy Conner Cornell demonstrates how to divide irises