Monthly Archives: February 2014

Farmer’s Market Interest Meeting

The South Hill Farmer’s Market is holding an interest meeting next Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:00pm at the South Hill Town Hall. If you are interested in growing for a farmer’s market but aren’t sure which products are needed, want to learn more about how to display your products or work with customers, or information on rules and regulations for vendors, come check it out.

South Hill Farmers Market Meeting

Last Private Pesticide Recertification Tonight

Just a reminder that if your private pesticide license expired in December of 2013, you have a grace period in which you may recertified and not have to retake the test. (However, you CANNOT purchase RU pesticides after December 31).

Tonight, February 11, 2014 is the last local pesticide recertification of which I am currently aware, so if you need recertification, then please be sure to attend tonight’s meeting at the Southside Virginia Community College Workforce Building in Keysville, VA from 6-9pm.

Forestry Camp

Forestry Camp

Do you know any youth aged 13-16 who are interested in natural sciences?  Please consider nominating them to attend Holiday Lake Forestry Camp,  held June 16-21 at Holiday Lake 4-H Center near Appomattox.   Led by natural resource professionals, this residential camp provides field-based learning, skill development, and an introduction to natural resource careers.  All campers receive a substantial scholarship, keeping out-of-pocket costs low.  The nomination form and information can be found at   The nomination deadline is April 11.   Please contact Ellen Powell ( if you have questions.

Sixty-five campers and 3 teachers attended the annual Holiday Lake Forestry Camp. Campers learned about diverse topics, including tree identification, forest management, environmental protection, and wildlife. Many came away with a new appreciation for forestry and a desire to further their education in the natural resource field.