Stay in the know! Sign up to get Fauquier County news updates delivered to your inbox.
Advertise on Fauquier Now!
Should Warrenton change its zoning ordinance to permit data centers on industrial land? Vote!
Free classifieds! Members can also post calendar events, news, opinions and more ... all for free! Register now!
Login · Forgot Your Password?
February 10, 2017

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Thousands of infant plants

Contributed Photo
Warrenton Garden Club members last month started 55 trays of seeds for the Fauquier Education Farm.
The number of cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower seedlings growing in the Fauquier Education Farm’s greenhouse this winter.

Volunteer members of the Warrenton Garden Club helped plant the seedlings in 55 trays last month.

“We will have three more rounds of 60 trays, which will put us over 14,000 seedlings — cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant,” farm Executive Director Jim Hankins.

Volunteers will start planting in the field mid-March. The farm hopes to donate 50,000 pounds of produce to food banks this year.

Percent of Fauquier’s estimated 23,334 households with no children living in them as of 2014, according to a housing study for county government.

The report also notes:

• Fauquier has an average 2.9 people per household.

• Married couples with no children younger than 18 comprise 36.4 percent of the county’s households.

• 22.4 percent of Fauquier’s residents live alone.

The 30-page report concludes that Fauquier needs homes that sell for less than $300,000 and apartments that rent for less than $1,250 a month.

$4 million
Minimum amount the PATH Foundation this year expects to commit to grants and programs that enhance the “health and vitality” of Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper counties.

Focusing on its four “priority areas” — access to care, childhood wellness, mental health and senior services — the Warrenton-based foundation last year gave $2.5 million to area organizations.

The number of domestic and sometimes wild or exotic critters picked up by Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office animal control division deputies in 2016.

$13.7 million
Fauquier County’s budget this year for “general government.”

That includes administration, the board of supervisors, finance and budget, the county attorney’s office, information technology, geographic information services and local expenditures for the commissioner of revenue, treasurer and voter registrar.

The county’s fiscal 2017 general fund budget totals $177.5 million.
Member comments
Please, be polite. Avoid name-calling and profanity.
For credibility, sign your real name; stand behind your comments. Readers will give less credence to anonymous posts.
To comment, please log in or register.
Facebook comments
Enter your email address above to begin receiving
news updates from via email.
Tuesday, January 16
The Fauquier County Circuit Court clerk’s office recorded these real estate transfers Jan. 8-11
Tuesday, January 16
Mt. Zion Baptist Church hosts 29th annual celebration of slain civil rights leader’s legacy
Tuesday, January 16
Warrenton ordinance change would address vacant industrial land along Eastern Bypass and Route 17 Spur
More Fauquier news
© Copyright 2011-2016

50 Culpeper Street, Suite 3
Warrenton, Virginia 20187
Crime Log
Add Your News
The Big Picture
Ellen’s Kitchen
and Garden

Real Estate
For Sale
Legal Notices
Post an Ad
Terms of Service