» 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.

The application period for our upcoming training class, beginning in January 2023, has now closed. Please check back later in 2023 for information regarding our next training class.

Latest News and Updates

Graduating high school seniors within Augusta and Rockingham counties and the cities within who have an expressed interest in pursuing post-secondary education focused on the world of plants are invited to apply for one of two $1,000 scholarships awarded by CSVMGA. Applications are due my March 15, 2023. To learn more and apply:

CSVMGA Scholarship Form (2023)


If you are searching for answers to your gardening questions, contact our Helpline:

Call or email the Master Gardener Helpline

The highly invasive Spotted Lanternfly has reached our area.  Learn more about this invasive and destructive pest here: