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 20 hours of volunteer service and 10 hours of continuing education credits each year. The Due Date is: September 1st.

Submit hours here.

All volunteers must go through a vetting process. If you haven’t completed a volunteer application form within the last year and completed a signed code of conduct , you must do so to continue as a Master Gardener.


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

To Submit a New Volunteer Project, Click HERE


To sign up for a work party or class that is being offered (CE or Volunteer), please follow these instructions:


1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com
2. Enter your email address (register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Here are two helpful “how-to” YouTube videos to help you use SignUp.com:

How to Sign-Up on Sign-Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUFby8xIKTI

Accessing & Changing Spots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np49K4-OgAM


VOLUNTEER HOURS
Extension hours for staffing the front desk have been cut and Volunteers are needed to work the front desk on Fridays starting October 1st. Register to volunteer on Sign Up.

You can see the schedule and sign up at http://signup.com/go/9dN4hZ

VOLUNTEER HOURS

Please sign up at http://signup.com/go/C9w8MH

Sojourners update: We have had three consecutive Saturday’s working on Sojourners and things are coming along nicely! Our next scheduled work parties will be on Tuesday, October 4th, Wednesday, October 12th and Tuesday, October 18th from 5:30 to 6:30. Bring gloves and tools. Sojourners is located on the corner of Washington St. E and Beauregard Streets. Entrance is through the alley close to Beauregard and park on the street at Beauregard or in the alley behind Sojourners (limited space). We will be weeding, pruning, removing dead trees and bushes, adding stone and planting so we will need a lot of helping hands! Please contact Carolee Felber with any questions at Felbercj@gmail.com


SEASONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

HARRY’S GARDEN – Coonskin Park
MANNA MEAL GARDEN – Rock Lake

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.

Harry’s Garden work dates:

9/29-Thursday

All times 8:30 am. Bring gloves and tools. Contact Carolee Felber at felbercj@gmail.com for more info.


READ about the History of Harry's Garden

VIEW Photos of Harry's Garden

Manna Meal is always looking for volunteers to work on their garden. Located at the old Rock Lake Pool in Dunbar.
Contact Carolee Felber at felbercj@gmail.com for general questions or ask to be on the weekly email list jsmannameal@wirefire.com.

Manna Meal Raised Beds
Saturday October 8
9am – Noon
The KCMGA will be putting together more raised beds. The timber is cut and ready to put together. Bring your gloves and your drill. Contact Mike Burgess at burgeslm@dow.com with questions.

BOOK FESTIVAL
Book Festival is Friday, October 28 1-4:30pm and Saturday Oct. 29th from 9 to 5. KCMGA will have a Read Aloud section in the children’s area. A Cinderella Apple Story by Anna Egan Smucker will be read in different time segments and Golden Delicious Apples will be handed out. Look for Sign Up sheet and save the date.

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 sbwelch99@yahoo.com


West Virginia Herb Association Fall Conference
Ancient Herbs in Modern Medicine
Sept 30th – Oct 1, 2016
Jackson’s Mill Conference Center
Weston, WV

Click here for Brochure and Registration

Late Fall Planting
Saturday October 8

10 am – Noon
Location: ReStore
Speaker: John Porter

Additional CE Opportunities

A gardening DVD has been approved for CE credit: “An Introduction to Plant Propagation” 635 I61 is available from South Charleston Library and possibly other libraries as well.

Online CE Opportunities

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

All Bugs, Good and Bad Webinar Series: click HERE

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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.