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.
Registration Now Open for the “Living in the Garden: Gardens Big & Small, Old, & New!”
Registration is now open for the 2016 Symposium.
Click here for the brochure
Saturday, May 14, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
University of Mary Washington Campus
A Master Gardener sponsored conference open to the
public for all gardeners
Featuring Bryce Lane
Emmy-winning UNC-TV garden show personality and NC State University Lecturer
“The Joy of Gardening: The Power of Plants to Change Your Point of View”
“Plant Growth: Essential Principles for Successful Gardening”
Popular Virginia horticulture lecturer and plants expert
“Renovating Mature and Frequently Neglected Gardens”
Sponsored by: Master Gardener Association of the Central Rappahannock Area (MGACRA), Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the University of Mary Washington
Other MGACRA News of Interest
The MGACRA Gala is a night of food, fun, and friendship as we celebrate our volunteers and all you do! It features an award ceremony for volunteer contributions and a pot luck dinner with delicious food. It is open to all Master Gardeners, Interns, and their families. Bring an entrée, side dish, or dessert to share. And don’t forget to bring a known plant to the plant exchange!
Friday, April 1, 2016
Rowser Building Multi-Purpose Room
Stafford VA Cooperative Extension Office
Volunteers Needed at Chatham
Volunteers are needed for Chatham Historical Garden. Master Gardeners volunteer at Chatham every Wednesday morning, weather permitting, beginning at 8:30 AM. We are there all morning, so you are welcome to come at whatever time best suits your schedule. Master Gardeners perform various tasks in the garden including pruning, cultivating and planting. We also interact with garden visitors, answering questions and providing information. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at Chatham, the contact person this year is Carol Hyland. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.