MGACRA :FREDERICKSBURG & THE COUNTIES OF STAFFORD, SPOTSYLVANIA, KING GEORGE & CAROLINE
MGACRA-SPONSORED EVENTS CALENDAR February 2022
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Some lectures and events will be offered via YouTube or ZOOM technology. Any Zoom meetings/presentations will require registration prior to start date.
The Free Lance Star and MGACRA Facebook page will also be used to post/advertise all activities.
All gardening, insect, plant disease, and horticultural related questions can be called into our VCE office: 540-658-8000. Guy Mussey is our VCE Agent for the four-county area and Fredericksburg. Additional resources are available at: ext.vt.edu where subjects of interest can be searched.
MGACRA Annual and Special Events:
5 Feb – 4th Annual Seed Swap, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free & Open to the Public! Seep Swap, Plants, Books and more!
Rowser Bldg, 1739 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford VA 22554
Garden Talks: “Climate Change & You” – Frank Reilly
“Decoding Seed Packages" - Tracy Blevins
Register Now for "MADE IN THE SHADE" the 10th Annual Living in the Garden Symposium on 2 April 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location at Gari Melcher’s House Studio, 224 Washington Street, Falmouth, Virginia 22405.
Registration form and payment options can be found on the MGACRA website.
Or for more information see the MGACRA Facebook page or contact Laura or John Westermeier, 540 479-3835, Laura.Westermeier@gmail.com
MGACRA Monthly Meetings:
9 Feb - MGACRA Board Meeting, 1:30 p.m. POC: Tina Will firstname.lastname@example.org
16 Feb - MGACRA General Meeting at 1:00 p.m., Rappahannock Regional Library,
1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg VA 22401
Guest Speaker/Subject: Dr. Pat Lust/Seed Saving and Regenerating
POC: Margene Sims, email@example.com
MGACRA Volunteer Opportunities:
Cedell Brooks Native Demonstration Garden: Coordinator Alvin Calhoun welcomes volunteers to join him Cedell Brooks Park Native Garden, King George VA. Please contact Alvin if you have any questions about the native garden and the 2022 schedule. Alvin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native Garden at Widewater State Park: Coordinator Beth Daily welcomes all volunteers to join her at Widewater State Park. The Park is located in Stafford VA. Reach out to Beth with any questions about the garden and the 2022 schedule. Beth can be reached at email@example.com.
Belmont Nature Trail: MG Jody Wilken is the Grounds Coordinator at Belmont, and she is looking for some volunteers to work on the Nature Trail giving educational walking tours to visitors. The trail is located in King George VA. Though you would be volunteering as an MG, Belmont has its own internal volunteer process as well, which includes a background screening (paid for by Belmont). Please contact Jody (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get started in 2022!
Chatham Historical Gardens: Did you know that you can earn volunteer hours every Wednesday, year-round, from 8am-1pm by joining project Coordinator Carol Hyland in the beautiful Chatham Historical Gardens? Interested? You can sign up in Better Impact (click on the Opportunities tab, go to the Opportunities Calendar, and click on whatever Wednesday works for you!), or you can just turn up with your pruners. Chatham Manor is located in Stafford County. Please contact Carol if you have any questions at email@example.com
Continuing Education Opportunities:
Soil Sample Video: The Extension Office has prepared a short video on how to take a good soil sample! The video is now up on YouTube and will be posted on our website. You can also click on the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J93LtWMTs0 Watching the video WILL COUNT towards your Continuing Education hours.
All 2021 presentations and lectures are available for viewing via YouTube. The links to all available presentations and lectures are located on the MGACRA website Home Page or contact Lisa Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
(Page last updated: 1/11/2022 RF)