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
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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.

Business Meeting
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Location: ReStore Time: 6:00pm
Topic: Extension Agent John Porter’s MG class will be joining us for the business meeting (April’s CE meeting as well), and we plan to meet the new class and do some socializing. It would be nice if we could each bring an appetizer, snack or any type of finger food. This would also be a good time to bring out your name tags from wherever they may be hiding and wear it! Hope to see you then!

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

“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.


APRIL 15, 16, 17, 2016

The 2016 West Virginia Extension Service Master Gardener Association’s Annual Conference “Gardening with Mother Nature” will be held in Greenbrier County at the State Fair Grounds in Fairlea/Lewisburg.
2016 Annual WVEMGA Conference
April 15 – 17, 2016
Lewisburg, West Virginia
Hosted by Greenbrier Valley Extension Master Gardeners

Check out the 2016 WVEMG conference web page to view classes, tours, bios of the speakers and more. Registration information is also available. Registration earlier to make sure you get your first selections for workshops.

Be sure to send your registration in before the early bird deadline on February 16!

For lodging, conference descriptions and registration go to

International Master Gardener Conference

The next International Master Gardener Conference will be hosted by the Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Program and the Oregon Master Gardener Association July 10-14, 2017 at at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

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.