Gardening Programs coming to Museum

The VCE Southside Master Gardener Association will hold two programs at the South Boston – Halifax County Museum on Fridays March 17 and March 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. These programs are free and open to the public but registration is requested and can be made by emailing or calling the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476-2147, option 0.
At the March 17th Best of the Best, you will learn which tomato varieties to grow so you can have beautiful tomatoes like this beautiful Celebrity Tomato. On March 17, Master Gardener Coordinator Bill McCaleb will discuss The Best of the Best. Bill will share the latest resistant varieties of garden vegetables as determined through research and development at VT, Purdue, Cornell, UGA, NCSU, and Clemson as his main resources. He will try to cover from a to z in veggies starting with asparagus and ending with zucchini. Bill will assure that you are growing the tastiest vegetables with disease and pest resistance. Master Gardener Kathy Conner Cornell will talk about the function of soils on March 31. You will learn how it is important to feed the soil and not the plant. Southern Piedmont Master Naturalist Melina Cienski will show the techniques of vermiculture, composting with worms. Compost Is a very important component of feeding the soil. This is the first venture with the Master Naturalists and the Master Gardeners and we hope it will not be the last! Come and join the Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists for these presentations. Call the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476-2147, option 0 or email to make a reservation. The museum is located at 1540 Wilborn Avenue in South Boston. Light snacks will be served and Thyme to Eat, the Master Gardener Cookbook, will be offered for sale at each session. Hope to see you there!