» 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, Staunton, and Waynesboro.

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.

Applications for our upcoming training class will be made available online in October 2022. Check back here for further details. Interviews will begin in November 2022, and classes are expected to start the second week of January 2023 and run through April 2023.  In the meantime, direct any questions to:

Ask a Gardening Question

Looking for answers to your gardening questions?

Call or email the Master Gardener Helpline

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