2019 In the News
Trees celebrated at dedication
The Master Gardener
Bill McCaleb | Special to The Gazette
Jun 20, 2018
Garden goal: Produce a healthier community
By Sharon Kinsey
News & Record
SoVaNow.com / February 19, 2018
(to news story)
If you visit the Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens at South Boston’s Edmunds Park this spring, you’ll find the “Healthy Harvest Community Garden,” a 30’ x 100’ strip of land designed to address the top two health issues in Halifax County: diabetes and heart disease.
If you would like to help plant or harvest the crops or help maintain the garden, make plans to attend a community information meeting Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Washington Coleman Community Center.
After four long years of hoping to plant a line of flowering trees along the entrance to the Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens, Agnes Gregory’s vision has come true.
All it took was bringing the right players together: Winfall Nurseries in Gladys, Mitch Conner of Conner and Conner Enterprises and South Boston Memorials, plus a digging crew of Master Gardeners.
Last fall 14 welcoming Red Rocket crepe myrtles were planted.
Beside each tree, a carved brick was installed in memory of loved ones or in honor of those who have been especially important members of the SVB Gardens.
Read more: GV 2/15/2019
You can help keep our gardens growing by giving or buying these products