Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Kanawha County Office
4700 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Suite 101
Charleston, WV 25304

Phone: 304-720-9573
Fax: 304-205-7863
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-4:00
Driving Directions

Happening in Kanawha County

UAC15_logo_OTLN Registration is now open for the West Virginia Urban Ag Conference to be held September 18-19 here in the Kanawha Valley. The two-day conference will focus on issues relating to urban and small-scale agriculture and homesteading. The conference is a collaboration between WVU Extension, WVSU Extension, the WV Department of Agriculture, and the Capitol Conservation District, with help from the WV Farmers Market Association, the WV Food and Farm Coalition, and NRCS.

The workshop schedule includes horticulture production, small-scale livestock, conservation, homesteading, marketing, community gardens, and more. Check out the full conference schedule. We are also pleased to add featured speakers this year, thanks to some great partnerships and sponsorships. Speakers will include Joseph Tychonievich, author of ‘Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener’ (Timber Press), Tyler Baras from the non-profit educational farm The GrowHaus, and Andy Pressman from the National Center for Appropriate Technology.


Canning Classes Offered

July 31, 2015
3024981477_56ed61ce7b_o The Kanawha County WVU Extension Service will be offering food preservation classes on August 4 and 12 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Participants learn how to provide safe, high-quality products using the latest research on food preservation. The food preservation methods covered on August 4 include boiling water bath canning, and pressure canning. On August 12, the focus will be preparation and preservation of jams and jellies. Join us at the Kanawha County WVU Extension Service kitchen for either class to learn new skills or strengthen your knowledge with exciting tips and tricks. Class cost is $25 which includes a light snack, materials, and handouts. Print the registration form below and return with payment.. Call 304-720-9573 Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm with questions. Classes will be held at 4700 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Suite 101, in Kanawha City.

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Registration materials are now posted on the web for four Kanawha County 4-H camps offered by WVU Extension this summer. Registration is now open for:

Older Residential 4-H Camp (June 28 – July 2)
Younger Residential 4-H Camp (June 8 – 12)
Science Day Camp (June 22-26)
Cloverbud Day Camp (June 22-26)

Materials can be found at

Through funding by the Greater Kanawha County Foundation, Kanawha County 4-H program has received scholarship money to assist youth interested in STEM to attend STEM tracks at WVU Extension State 4-H Camps or WVU Tech STEM Camp in Montgomery, WV. These few scholarships provided will be in the range of $150- $250 to help offset the cost of STEM Camp Costs.

All Scholarship Applications must be received by May 15, 2015!

To Apply, visit the Kanawha County 4-H STEM Page

We are currently recruiting for an administrative secretary for our office. The job entails organizing and operating the office so that we may provide programs in agriculture (gardening, farm support), youth (4-H and school programs), families & health (early childhood development, cooking, home preserving), and nutrition. All application materials must be received (not just postmarked) by April 13.

To apply, visit the job description on the WVU Human Resources page.

MEDITERRANEAN-FOOD-Catering Learn to cook an entire Mediterranean meal and eat healthy, great tasting foods. Join instructor Kerri Wade on March 25, 2015 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in our instructional kitchen for this hands-on cooking class. A fee of $25 and pre-registration are required.

Please return the registration form to the WVU Extension Service Kanawha County Office by March 23 to register.

Only 12 spaces are available, register early to ensure your spot!

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2015 Garden Calendar

December 10, 2014
2015 Garden Calendar

The 2015 Garden Calendar is Here!

2015 Garden Calendars are now available for pick-up in our office. They will be available in Kanawha County Public Libraries after the first of the year. You can also find the calendar online or subscribe to the calendar rss feed at .

Winter Preparedness

November 24, 2014
winter_storm (1) Are you prepared for inclement winter weather? Are you ready for a prolonged power outage or blizzard? Make sure you are ready with this informative, free webinar from on December 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Learn more and register.