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.

Welcome Spring!

I certainly hope that it is the end of winter and that we all get a chance to enjoy the warmer weather.  If you are struggling to rescue your garden after this bone-chilling winter, this publication may help– Managing Winter Injury to Trees and Shrubs: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/426/426-500/426-500_pdf.pdf


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.)

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

Hardiness Zone Map

The USDA has released a new hardiness zone map that more accurately reflects lowest temperatures.  The new map updates the 1990 version and is based on data across 30 years and considers changes in elevation, proximity to large bodies of water and extremes of terrain.  An interactive, online version of the new map can be found here: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

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
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