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 Volunteer Opportunity
Harry’s Garden – Coonskin Park

One major project of the KCMGA is the maintenance of Harry’s Garden, located at the entrance to Coonskin Park.
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

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

Monday, November 3, 2014
“Mushrooms”
South Charleston Library 6:00pm
Master Gardeners will have a unique opportunity to have Nelle Chilton present a program on edible and non-edible mushrooms. The CE session will be held at the South Charleston library at 6 PM. E-mail SSquire49@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
We would appreciate your registering as early as possible in order to assure that we will be able to offer this presentation.

ONLINE Continuing Education Opportunities

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/


SAVE THE CONFERENCE DATE
2015 West Virginia State Master Gardener Association Conference
March 27, 28, 29, 2015

Pipestem Resort State Park
Keynote speakers will be Peggy Cornett, Curator of Historic Plants at Jefferson’s Monticello and Bryce Lane, horticulturist at North Carolina State University and host of the TV series, “In the Garden.” Both keynote speakers will also be leading breakout sessions during the conference.
Pipestem Resort State Park is a 4,050-acre state park located in southern West Virginia, on the border between Mercer and Summers counties.
Address: 3405 Pipestem Drive,
Pipestem, WV 25979
Phone: (304) 466-1800
More information to follow about the launch of Advanced Master Gardener Certification. It’s going to be amazing!!!

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.