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

Monthly Meeting

Association Meeting Schedule

Reminder: All business and CE meetings will be held at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore on the second Tuesday of each month unless otherwise scheduled.
The KCMGA Board Meetings for 2016 will be held on the last Monday of the month.


CE MEETING
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Location: ReStore
Time: 6:00 pm
Topic: Guest Speaker: Jean Simpson

BUSINESS MEETING
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Location: ReStore
Time: 6:00 pm
This meeting will be held on November 1 instead of November 8 due to Election Day. We will vote on our new bylaws at that time. The bylaw revisions will be coming via email blast in October so keep your eyes open!

“Fairy Gardens”
At the July 2014 meeting, Sheri Meadows demonstrated how to create a fairy garden as part of your gardening landscape.
SEE THE PHOTOS

“Whimsy in the Garden”
At the June 2013 meeting, Suzi Cole spoke on decorating the garden, creating a focal point, and using whimsy in the garden.
VIEW HER PRESENTATION (pdf file)

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2017 West Virginia Extension Master Gardener Conference

March 24 – 26, 2017
Location: Stonewall Resort Park
Roanoke, West Virginia

International Master Gardener Conference

International Master Gardener Conference

July 10-14, 2017 at at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

Wherever your garden grows on this planet, you will find a wealth of new ideas at the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC) in Portland, Oregon, July 10-14, 2017

Presented by Oregon State University Extension Service and Oregon Master Gardeners™, the five-day conference will kick off Monday evening with a reception. Conference program features three keynote speakers (Dan Hinkley, Renee Shepherd, and John Marzluff), daily breakout sessions, and a trade show.
Regional “mixers” will facilitate networking with other attendees.

Tours include trips to area gardens, vineyards, urban farms, and natural scenic areas. Oregon enjoys tax-free shopping. You will find a multitude of shopping possibilities in downtown Portland and in the many diverse city neighborhoods.

The conference is scheduled for the Oregon Convention Center in Portland near the east banks of the Willamette River. Three conference hotels all are within short, 10-15 minute walk.
Key dates for the 2017 IMGC:

Search for Excellence nominations due August 1, 2016;
Early bird registration: October 10, 2016 through January 13, 2017;
Hotel code release: October 10, 2016.

To join the mailing list to receive a short, monthly newsletter about the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference in Portland Oregon please sign up at the link below. It promises to be a wonderful event and includes Renee Shepherd as one of the keynote speakers.
You can join our Constant Contact mailing list by visiting: http://tinyurl.com/hvkwezp

2015 KC Master Gardener of the Year, Jennifer Soule At the 2015 Master Gardener Conference at Pipestem Resort State Park, Kanawha County Master Gardener of the Year Jennifer Soule was awarded the West Virginia Master Gardener of the Year award as well. Carol Costello, 2013 Master Gardener of the Year At the July 2013 picnic, Carol Costello was announced as the Master Gardener of the Year by WVU Extension Agent John Porter. Randy Rader, 2012 Master Gardener of the Year

At the July 2012 meeting, Randy Rader was awarded Master Gardener of the Year by WVU Extension Agent John Porter. Randy is current president of the Kanawha County Master Gardeners Association.

Bill Shanklin, 2011Master Gardener of the Year

At the June 2011 meeting, Bill Shanklin was awarded Master Gardener of the Year by WVU Extension Agent John Porter.

Click here to see previous Master Gardener of the Year winners.