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

Volunteer Projects & Continuing Education

Make sure your certification stays current by getting your volunteer and continuing education hours. All current Extension Master Gardeners must complete 12 hours of volunteer service and 6 hours of continuing education credits each year. The Due Date is: September 1st.

Submit hours here.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

To Submit a New Volunteer Project, Click HERE

Ongoing Seasonal Volunteer Opportunity
Harry’s Garden – Coonskin Park

An ongoing project of the KCMGA is the maintenance of Harry’s Garden, located at the old entrance to Coonskin Park. If you need hours, you may work at Harry’s Garden anytime the park is open. Bring a friend or go solo. There is always plenty to do. Bring a garbage bag for your weeds.
Call Mima Chapman, 304-344-3230, Elaine Lee, 304-837-3643, or Randy Rader, 304-766-2448 if you need more information.

READ about the History of Harry's Garden

VIEW Photos of Harry's Garden

Welcome to the Manna Meal Garden
Rock Lake Presbyterian Church has welcomed the Manna Meal gardeners to come to their property in Spring Hill at the old Rock Lake pool. It is really beautiful, bring your work gloves and come on down.
Contact Jean Simpson: to get weekly emails on the schedule.

If you need volunteer hours, both Harry’s Garden and Manna Meal’s Garden are a great way to get lots of hours and meet your fellow gardeners.

KCMGA 2016 Plant Sale Drop Off Dates

We’re looking for plants for the 2016 Plant Sale. Plant drop offs will be held on Saturday, October 24th from 9am to noon at the (old) entrance to Coonskin park. Please remember that the entrance to Coonskin has changed from Coonskin Dr. to Pennsylvania Ave (Rt. 119). Please identify plants with bloom color, and no invasives!
If you are interested in dropping off plants at an alternative location, have plants that need dug or would like to pick up pots ahead of time, please email me at

VOLUNTEER: The Book Festival will be held on Friday, October 23rd from 1 pm to 4:30 pm and Saturday, October 24th from 9 am to 5:00 pm.
Volunteers needed.

Upcoming CE Opportunities

Please note that a number of our CE opportunities require a minimum number of participants, so if you are planning to attend, please call now to register for these events so that they won’t be cancelled.
If class times vary from the announced schedule, please report actual time attended.
The CE Committee welcomes volunteers to join the group. If you are interested, please contact Sara Welch at

Pruning Workshop
Saturday, October 17th
2:00 to 4:00pm
Location: Clay County (residence of Mr. George Jones, just off the Big Otter exit of I-79)
Presenter: Mira Danilovich, WVU Extension Specialist

Attendees will learn how to prune trees and shrubs properly so they remain healthy and beautiful for years to come.
Directions: Take exit 40 on I-79. Go north on Rt. 16 for 3.5 to 3.6 miles (dependent on which ramp you exit I-79). Turn left, then immediately take the drive on the right.

Physical Address:
George Jones
34 Crooked Run Rd.
Nebo WV 25141

For more information, contact the WVU Clay County Extension Office at 304-587-4267.


October 15th : Entomology – Dr. Daniel Frank, WVU Extension Specialist
October 22nd: Herbaceous and Woody Plants – John Porter, WVU Extension Service – Kanawha Co. (Students take home final exam/sign up for 10 min presentations)
October 29th: Vegetable Gardening, Season Extension and Harvesting – Dr. Lewis Jett, WVU Extension Specialist. Distribute take-home exam.
November 5th: Growing Medicinal and Culinary Herbs. Mellissa Dennison
November 12th: Plant Pathology – Dr. M. M. Rahman, WVU Extension Specialist
November 19th: Student Presentations – take-home exam due
Meeting Times: Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Meeting Places: Old Winfield Courtroom or Commission Chambers; 12093 Winfield Rd. Winfield;
Contact: Chuck Talbott, WVU Extension Service for Putnam County

ONLINE Continuing Education Opportunities

Online eXtension webinars (recorded version) for CE credit (report actual time)

All Bugs, Good and Bad Webinar Series

Sustainable Roses 101

Your Body, Your Tools

Community Gardens

Wildlife Control Training

IPM Courses Available for CE Credit

There are eight free online modules available for various pests that have been approved for CE credit. Each module is counted as .5 hours (or 30 minutes) of credit. Extension Agent John Porter will allow online courses to count for up to 3 hours of the 6 hour CE requirement, but permission may be granted to count more online hours if necessary (please contact John Porter to discuss).

In order to claim these courses, you must complete the quiz and evaluation after the module and print the certificate of completion to include with your hour documentation.

The modules are:

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Thousand Canker Disease
Spruce Problems
Downy Mildew on Impatiens, and more.
Bacterial Leaf Scorch
Sudden Oak Death
Emerald Ash Borer
Bur Oak Blight

View or share information about these modules @


A Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly benefits from the purple Coneflowers Echinacea purpurea growing at Harry’s Garden in Coonskin Park in July.