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

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

Volunteers Needed
We are in need of organizers and volunteers for two projects coming up:
Children’s Art Fair (Festivall) – This will take place this year on Saturday, June 27 th and Sunday, June 28.
Bridgefest – The date is Tuesday June 30 and the event runs from 6-9:30.
Contact Myra – or Carolee –

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

CE Hours Available
If you are interested in sitting in on John’s new Master Gardener class for CE credit, please feel free to do so. The schedule is below:

March 31: Small & Tree Fruits (Dr. Mira Bulatovich-Danilovich)
April 7: Vegetable Gardening (John Porter
April 14: Lawns/ Composting (John Porter)

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 @

Mark Your Calendar
On April 7, 2015
, Doug Tallamy will speak at Christ Church United Methodist (corner of Quarrier & Brooks Street, Charleston) on “The Impact of Home Gardening on Biodiversity”. Click here for more information. Members who attend will earn CE credit for time attended.

Announcing – the Tenth Annual Lavender Fair!
Lavender Fair will be Saturday, May 9th, 2015! Participants will pay $10. at the gate. There will be food to buy – vendor announced later. Workshops on making plugs of lavender and Rosemary will be conducted by the steward, Myra. Walks in the woods, a labyrinth walk and garden tours, perhaps a distillation from the distillery will all be featured. Details later.

Gardening for Pollinators
Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam
Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Charleston, WV
Making sure that bees and other pollinators like butterflies and humming birds is more important than ever. Learn about native pollinators in the area and what you can plant to feed and attract them to your garden.
This free class is taught by WVU Extension Agent John Porter. Registration is required.
To register, copy and paste this address in your web browser:

Making the Most of your Small Veggie Garden Space
Saturday, May 30 from 10:00 – noon
Short on space for big flavor? No space in the yard for a garden? Stuck in an apartment with only a balcony or porch? Not able to take care of a large garden? Learn how to make the most of your precious garden space through scheduling crops throughout the year, growing intensively in small spaces, and more. This class is free, led by WVU Extension Agent, John Porter and ONLINE registration is required. Click here to register.

Build Your Own Terrarium
Saturday, June 27 from 10:00 – noon
The terrarium is back, baby! This staple of 1970s indoor gardening is making a resurgence, though modern terrariums are sleek and stylish. Purchase your perfect terrarium container at the ReStore, then plant it with just the right terrarium plants. This class is free, led by WVU Extension Agent, John Porter and ONLINE registration is required. Click here to register.

International 2015 Master Gardener Conference
“Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland”
September 22-25
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Omaha, Nebraska
Facebook: 2015 International Master Gardener Conference


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