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. The office serves the four-county area and Fredericksburg. Additional resources are available at: ext.vt.edu where subjects of interest can be searched.
MGACRA Monthly Meeting & Education Program: 17 May 2023, 7:00 p.m. at Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg
Speaker: Marilyn Mendell, “Foraging Mushrooms”
The MGACRA Education Program on Wednesday, May 17, will feature a special guest speaker, Marilyn Mendell, who will be speaking about Foraging Mushrooms. MGACRA will be hosting a cookie and coffee reception at 6:30 to welcome Marilyn and give you a chance to examine her artwork which will be for sale. We hope you’ll be able to attend.
Cossey Park Plant Clinic (New location): May 6 and May 20 from 9 to 11 (set-up at 8:30 a.m.) 1601 Kenmore Ave. Fredericksburg, VA 22401. This clinic will meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays (no 5th Saturday) from May through September. Coordinator Tina Will. Use Sign-up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4daca62fa4ff2-mgacra1#/.
Cedell Brooks Native Demonstration Garden: Coordinator Alvin Calhoun welcomes volunteers to join him at the Cedell Brooks Park Native Garden in King George VA. Please contact Alvin if you have any questions about the native garden and the 2023 schedule. Alvin can be reached at email@example.com.
Native Garden at Widewater State Park: Coordinator Beth Daly welcomes all volunteers to join her at Widewater State Park in Stafford VA. Reach out to Beth with any questions about the garden and the 2023 schedule. Beth can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 which includes a background screening (paid for by Belmont). Please contact Jody (email@example.com) to get started in 2023!
Chatham Historical Gardens: The gardens are open year-round to the public and volunteers. Please contact Carol if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Master Gardeners, 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. Contact Carol if you have any questions at email@example.com
Master Gardeners 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.
Need to more CE hours? The links to all available 2021-2022 presentations and lectures are located on the MGACRA website Home Page. Contact Lisa Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information