» Who We Are

We are the Central Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association, and we serve communities throughout Augusta County and Rockingham County, including the cities of Harrisonburg and Staunton.

The CSVMGA is a diverse group of volunteers who enjoy learning and sharing information about best gardening and conservation practices, and we have a great time doing it!

Learn more about our mission or see some of the projects we're involved in.

Become a Master Gardener

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program is a training program for volunteer educators who are interested in spreading the good word about best horticultural practices to others in the community. As a VCE-MG, you will meet and work with people who share your interests, and also have the opportunity to advance your horticultural knowledge by participating in seminars and special events.

See the link below to learn more about becoming a Master Gardener and to apply for the training course:

Upcoming Events

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Ask a Gardening Question

Looking for answers to your gardening questions?

Call or email the Master Gardener Helpline

Our Latest News / Info

COVID-19 Guidelines (as of August 5, 2021) for CSVMGA events and activities:

- Youth activities: regardless of indoor or outside activities and vaccination status, all CSVMGA volunteers must wear masks.
- All indoor activities: un-vaccinated CSVMGA volunteers must wear a mask at all times.
- Outdoor activities: masks are optional, except when working with youth.


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Cicadas & Their Look-a-likes

Cicada Brood Static Map