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

Gardening Resources

Download a printable 2017 Garden Calendar from the WVU Extension Service.

Sign up for the Bob’s Market and Greenhouses (Mason, WV) newsletter

John Porter is the former WVU Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Kanawha County. Read his gardeniing articles online at

Visit the National Master Gardener Face Book page: Check it out!

View archived copies of Behind the Garden Gate, the former newsletter of the Kanawha County Master Gardeners Association.

Read This article on Monarch butterflies, which appeared in the First Presbyterian Church of Dunbar’s October Newsletter and was penned by our very own Joan Steven, Master Gardener and Master Naturalist.

Read The Living Landscape , a book review by Kanawha County Master Gardener Brooks McCabe.

Visit the website of Horticulture magazine for articles, downloads and information at

Find the best annual and perennial flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, and more for your garden landscape with the Plant Encyclopedia. You are able to search the online guide, explore lists of plants by type, and browse the alphabetical listings of this virtual Internet Dictionary for garden and houseplant lovers.

Sign Up for the free weekly Better Homes and Gardens newsletter Garden Notes:

Check Out GardenSMART, a unique, exciting, informative television gardening program broadcast on local Public Broadcasting stations (PBS) throughout the United States. You can subscribe to their eNewsletter on the website:

Become a more successful gardener with problem solving articles, helpful gardening guides and interesting projects. The site features colorful photography as well as monthly regional gardening tips specific to our area. Also subscribe to the informative weekly newsletter.

Find Mobile Apps for your phone or tablet:

Audubon Field Guides. From trees to wildflowers, birds to butterflies, ladybugs to spiders, there’s an app for it (9.99 and up)

Leafsnap. This app – developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution – can identify trees by a photograph of their leaves (free)

Garden Design with Jamie Durie. (Horticulturist and host of The Outdoor Room on HGTV Use its Plant finder database to help plot your garden, its videos and photos to inspire you, and hints from Durie to make your plan come to life ($2.99)