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.

The Fair is Here!

It’s time for the State Fair!  It is running from September 26th through October 5th.  We are looking for volunteers to help on October 4th.  Our timeslots run from 10AM-9PM, so we need a lot of help.  It is a great way to earn hours and contacts for the extension office.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact Laurie at garadh56@gmail.com.


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.)

MGACRA Members Save!

The Corner Garden Center (508 Garrisonville Road Stafford, VA 22554) is offering a 10% discount for all members!  You can visit their website at: www.cornergardencenter.com/.  For information on membership and more savings, visit here.

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!

New Invasive Species — Wavyleaf Basketgrass

Wavyleaf Basketgrass was discovered in Maryland in the mid-1990s.  It has been documented in a few locations in Virginia and Maryland.  It spreads rapidly in deciduous forests and can crowd out native plants. For information on how to identify this invasive plant, click here.

Online Education

You can now count education credit for up to 2 hours of pre-approved online education each year! The on-line modules and  webinars must be approved ahead of time, and you must complete the quiz at the end if there is one. For more information, visit here.

Virginia Master Gardeners on Facebook

Like the Virginia Master Gardeners on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/VCEMasterGardenerProgram

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.