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.

Boxwood Wreaths

boxwood wreath fundraiser

stand of boxwood wreaths

MGACRA is selling gorgeous boxwood wreaths. This is our biggest fundraiser!

Click here for more information on the sales and how to get MGACRA to hold a wreath-making workshop for you and your friends!


We are looking for volunteers to help with our workshops.

MGACRA will be holding a daytime boxwood wreath workshop on Wednesday, December 3, from noon to 3PM, at the  Church of the Latter-Day Saints, located at 161 Eustice Blvd. in Stafford, VA.  Volunteers help set up, help customers make their wreaths, and clean up.  To volunteer, please contact Laura: l.collinsworth@verizon.net.

Turn in your hours!

Another year is wrapping up and end of year VCE report deadlines are loaming closer…If you have not done so already, please enter your hours and your contacts into the VMS Website by December 10th.  The link is here: https://virginia.volunteersystem.org

Having problems getting into the site or recording your contacts and hours? Not sure what project your hours should go under? Email Gwen at gpote@vt.edu.

Didn’t get your education hours? It may not be too late, 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.


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!

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!

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.