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!
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:
7/28 – Thursday
8/6 – Saturday
8/11 – Thursday
8/20 – Saturday
8/25 – Thursday
All times 8:30 am. Bring gloves and tools. Contact Carolee Felber at email@example.com for more info.
Manna Meal is always looking for volunteers to work on their garden. Hours are 9 to 11 on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Wear sturdy shoes and bring hand tools and water. Located at the old Rock Lake Pool in Dunbar.
Contact Carolee Felber at firstname.lastname@example.org for general questions or ask to be on the weekly email list email@example.com.
Volunteer Opportunity: WV STATE FAIR
August 13, 2016
Sign up at SignUp.com for the WV State Fair MG Demo Garden: http://signup.com/go/7FRCJr
Volunteer Opportunity: Manna Meal Bean Stringin
The Manna Meal Bean Stringin event will held at Capital Market on Saturday, August 13 from 10 am to 2pm. John Porter has agreed to give volunteer hours for this event. So buy a pound and string a pound. There will be live music and fresh roasted corn again this year.
Bean Stringin: http://signup.com/go/gcwvEh
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PUTNAM SUMMER GARDENING SERIES
The WVU Extension Service, Putnam County Master Gardeners and Putnam County Parks and Recreation will host a Putnam Summer Gardening Series. The classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at the Community Gardens located at the Wave Pool Park (#1 Valley Park Dr., Hurricane). The classes are open to the public and free of charge.
Pest and Pest Management: an IPM Primer (7/28)
Preserving/Canning Your Harvests (8/11)
For more information or questions call Putnam Co. Parks and Recreation (304)-562-0518 or the WVU Extension Service Office in Putnam County (304)-586-0217.
More 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