Blue bird welcome sign in garden

A warm welcome to a Master Gardener’s garden

Welcome to the website for the Master Gardner Association of the Central Rappahannock Area (MGACRA)!  We are a volunteer group of Master Gardeners that support the Virginia Cooperative Extension in offering horticultural-related education and assistance to the people within the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford and the City of Fredericksburg.

Membership Dues

It’s time to renew your MGACRA membership.  Why become a member of the association?  There are a lot of benefits.  Learn here!

Recertify as a Master Gardener

You need to fill out and sign the Extension Master Gardener Recertification Form (click the link to download the form).  This form is required by VCE for liability purposes and will be filled out by all MGs across the state.  It is also that we know you intent to volunteer for VCE MG in 2015!

Return the form by February 28th

You can electronically sign the form and email it back to Gwen Pote at gpote@vt.edu, or you can mail to VCE Stafford office, PO Box 339, Stafford VA 22555; fax to 540-658-8006; or bring it to the February 18, MGACRA general meeting.

More Ways to Enjoy MGACRA!


We now have a Facebook page!  Like us at https://www.facebook.com/MGACRA to keep up with all of the MGACRA events.

You can also find the Virginia Master Gardeners on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VCEMasterGardenerProgram

The Latest Dirt Blog

MGACRA has a blog to provide a place for you to read about what’s going on, ask questions, make comments, and even submit articles.  So come visit us! http://the-latest-dirt.tumblr.com/ (You can visit the blog without making an account, but you will need to make an account in order to post.)

Living in the Garden Symposium

The Virginia Cooperative Extension and Master Gardener Association of the Central Rappahannock Area (MGACRA) proudly present the 3rd Annual Living in the Garden: A Plant Lover’s Symposium!  The conference will present three noted experts in eco-friendly, sustainable gardening and landscaping practices. It will conclude with a walking tour of the beautiful University of Mary Washington grounds, conducted by Guy Mussey, Extension Agent, ANR.

Registration deadline is May 9, 2015 Early registration by April 1, 2015: Get a $5 discount!

Click here for calendar entry, including a link to Google maps.
Click here for the PDF conference brochure 2015 Living in the Garden-A Plant Lovers Symposium
Click here for details on the speakers and topics Living in the Garden bios 2015

 Want a Challenge? Take a Quiz!

Dave Rodriguez is offering Plant ID, Insect ID, and Plant Problem quizzes each month.  Click here to take the challenge!

 Questions or Comments?

This website is maintained by Master Gardener volunteers.  We always try to keep the information up to date and accurate.  However, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Stafford Extension Office at (540) 658-8000 or gpote@vt.edu For comments on the MGACRA website, email the administrator at mgacrawebsite@gmail.com
* Reminder:  The MGACRA slogan and logo belong exclusively to MGACRA. Do not reproduce on your own.