The Learning Fields

at Chaffee Crossing 

The Learning Fields at Chaffee Crossing is a project of the River Valley Master Gardeners

Our Mission


The aim of this project is to provide classroom and hands-on gardening education. Some of the classes held in the past have included Veggies 101, Antique Gardening with Strawberries, Herbal Adventures, Irrigation for the Home Garden and many others. Check our Upcoming Events page for an list of future classes on a variety of gardening subjects.



From Fort Smith and Barling, take Highway 22 through Barling. Take the first right after the railroad tracks onto Mahogany Road. Continue on Mahogany until the third road on the right, Tuscany. Follow Tuscany to the first road on the left. The gardens will be visible on the right side.



We have created an educational venue with demonstration gardens to share the joy of gardening. Gardening is America's top outdoor activity and is a healthy hobby to get people outdoors. Plant trials at The Learning Fields provide nformation for local gardeners regarding which plants and trees are best suited for the River Valley.


The River Valley Master Gardeners work with the University of Arkansas Extension Services to provide gardening education and beautification projects in the River Valley. The Learning Fields combines these two goals in one beautiful setting.

Upcoming events!


The Learning Fields is participating in a Plant Trial Research Project.  The plants that are being used in the project are Kale, Cabbage, Violas and Pansies.  The Plants will be maintained as you would in your own garden.  We'll be documenting with photos and records of the growth, height, width and the length of flowering period.  The information will be entered into a database along with the information from other counties across the state.  Our partipation in this research will be used to help determine which plant varieties grow best in our communities.  We'll post results for our area soon. 


We have some pretty big plans in the works for this season so check back often for updates. 




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