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.


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 entrance to Coonskin Park.

HARRY’S GARDEN WORK SCHEDULE
July Schedule TBA
Hours are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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. If you are interested in helping, contact Jean at jsmannameal@wirefire.com.

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.

Attention all Manna Meal Volunteers!

We need your help with the Bean Stringin’ Event on August 8th. We need volunteers to work the following areas:

  • Marketing including flyer distribution
  • Set up at Capitol Market
  • Raffle Sales-Working the table and selling tickets
  • Stringin’ Beans
  • Cleanup at Capitol Market
  • Processing Beans

We will have a Volunteer meeting on Thursday, July 2nd at 5:15 PM at St. Johns in Room 109. Please come and bring friends! We are also looking for Raffle items. So if you wish to donate, let us know. Some items from last year included: gift cards, services, gardening supplies, outdoor furniture, jewelry. Capitol Market will provide live music and a corn roast as they did last year.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, we still need your help.
Please contact Lakin Cook at artallie8@gmail.com or Kay Albright at 304-345-7121 or kamannameal@lumos.net

Bridgefest
MG volunteer opportunity to assist with children doing leaf booklets (stamps) and “planting” a bean seed, at Bridgefest, which takes place at the Bridge Road Shops, on Tuesday, June 30, from 6 to 9 pm. Contact: Mary Stanley, mestanley740@gmail.com, or 304-345-6336

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 is looking for volunteers to join the group. If you are interested, please contact Sara Welch at sbwelch99@yahoo.com


ONLINE Continuing Education Opportunities

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

All Bugs, Good and Bad Webinar Series
http://www.extension.org/pages/70120/all-bugs-good-and-bad-2014-webinar-series

Sustainable Roses 101
https://learn.extension.org/events/1664#

Your Body, Your Tools
https://learn.extension.org/events/1672#

Community Gardens
https://learn.extension.org/events/1432#

Wildlife Control Training
https://learn.extension.org/events/1568#

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 @
http://blogs.extension.org/mastergardener/2013/03/15/online-ipm-modules-for-master-gardeners-a-new-educational-tool/


International 2015 Master Gardener Conference
“Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland”
September 22-25
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Omaha, Nebraska
web-site: http://mastergardener.unl.edu/imgc2015
Facebook: 2015 International Master Gardener Conference

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