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
“SPRING into GARDENING!”
KCMG is proud to announce a spring workshop that will be open to the general public and Master Gardeners on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at South Charleston Public Library.
Well-known and award winning author Barbara Pleasants, who is also a contributor for Mother Earth News, will be our keynote speaker. We plan to have additional workshops/speakers on the same day. This will take some organization and we are asking for your help! Please sign up for one of the following committees (or more if you’d like). This is a fun and easy way to get lots of volunteer hours. Below are the committees being formed and the chair of each:
SPEAKERS COMMITTEE – Sara Welch, Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
This committee will contact the speakers and make any necessary arrangements for them. Also will write thank you notes to speakers for their time and contribution.
FACILITIES COMMITTEE – Delores Barber, Chair: email@example.com
Responsible for set up/take down and cleanup of facility. Should be able bodied in case large tables need to be taken down and moved! Also will be responsible for setting up the MG’s display and information booth. Note: Please begin saving current gardening catalogues and issues of gardening magazines
PUBLICITY COMMITTEE – Jennifer Soule, Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting word out to public via newspaper, newsletters, etc.
EVALUATION COMMITTEE – Randy Rader, Chair: email@example.com
After the workshop, evaluation of the workshop to determine what was successful and what was not.
HOSPITALITY COMMMITTEE – Darla Davidson, Chair:
We plan to offer some type of refreshments at the workshop. (Cookie bakers wanted!)
REGISTRATION COMMITTEE – Beth Hughes, Chair: Bethhughes1@suddenlink.net
Need MG’s who are somewhat computer savvy to set up a g-mail account and keep track of registration of 4 different workshops. This could be accomplished with a spreadsheet as well.
Please mark your calendars for the event, pick which committee (s) you would like to join and let’s get busy planning to make this a successful and enjoyable opportunity for MG’s as well as the public.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Harry’s Garden – Coonskin Park
One major project of the KCMGA is Harry’s Garden, which is at the entrance to Coonskin Park.
Thanks to all the volunteers for their work this season! See you in the Spring!
Call Mima Chapman, 304-344-3230, Elaine Lee, 304-837-3643, or Randy Rader, 304-766-2448 if you need more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Porter, WVU Extension Service
will be presenting the following class:
Dec. 7 – Caring for Holiday Plants and Christmas Greens
All classes will be held at the Habitat for Humanity Restore from 10 AM until noon. To register, visit http:/conta.cc/19KbBHy or contact Amy McLaughlin at the Restore at 304-720-0141 ext. 22 and leave a message.
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
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 @
Upcoming Events 2014-2015
Grow 2014: A Celebration of Trees
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Lexington Horticultural Symposium
VMI Center for Landscape and Ethics, Lexington, Virginia
Planting the Seeds of Hope Seminar
April 17, 2014
Frank Porter and Hal Kneen’s spring seminar will be held at the Mulberry Center in Meigs County, Ohio. This seminar is sure to fill up fast so please register early. Feel free to pass this along to all your family and friends. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Debbie Watson, Office Associate
Meigs County Extension
117 East Memorial Drive
PO Box 32
Pomeroy, Ohio 45769
WVMGA Annual Conference
May 2 – 4, 2014
Canaan Valley Resort
Theme: Mountaineers—Living Our Heritage
Keynote Speaker: Botanist Paul Harmon, WV Department of Natural Resources
Southern Region Master Gardener Conference
“Sharing Our Southern Roots”
October 21 – 24, 2014
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
International 2015 Master Gardener Conference
“Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland”
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Facebook: 2015 International Master Gardener Conference