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.


Fredericksburg Fair

We are looking for volunteers for the Fredericksburg Fair!  It runs July 31st through August 9th.  We want two-four people per shift.

  • During the weekday evenings we have one shift, 5-close.
  • On Saturdays, we have 3 shifts, 10-2, 2-6 and 6-close.
  • On Sundays, we have 2 shifts noon -4 and 4 -close.

This is a fantastic way to earn MG hours!  We will have handouts, soil test kits, and other things of interest.  And the building is air conditioned!

To volunteer and learn of schedule opening, contact Judy at jal22407@comcast.net



 Stafford Farmers Market Plant Clinic

We need volunteers for the plant clinic on Sunday, August 2nd, and September 6th, from 7:45am till 1pm (the market opens at 8am). You can sign up to work the entire time or just a few hours. We also are in need of someone who is willing to transport the canopy, table, and box of supplies to and from the market on both those dates.

Please contact Diana Perrussel at dwpersel@verizon.net to sign up.