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.

A new “Code of Conduct” form is due for the new year!
Please complete the above form and email to: Bethhughes1@suddenlink.net


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


There will be a Sojourner’s workday on June 3 from 10-noon. Please use the SignUp listed to register.
http://signup.com/go/VuaUXdK

EXTENSION OFFICE VOLUNTEER
The front desk is now covered Monday through Thursday. If interested in volunteering on Fridays, someone will be needed from 9 to 3. Sign Up http://signup.com/go/kuiTf3 or call Extension at 304 720 9573; If you get any MG questions when answering the phone, here are links to Extension.
Link to all county offices: http://ext.wvu.edu/county_offices/
Kanawha Extension Staff: http://kanawha.ext.wvu.edu/home/faculty_staff

CE and VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
The CE Committee is attempting to build a series of online CE sessions that members can view at home for CE credit. We are working on topics but slowly. If you would like to earn up to two hours credit per topic that can be applied to either hour requirement, follow guidelines below:
  • Choose a topic(s) that interests you.
  • Submit topic to Sara Welch (sbwelch99@yahoo.com) for committee approval.
  • Once approved, research the topic, validate available info, gather URLs, write an approximate half-page summary of relevant information and submit your work to the CE committee.
  • If you have the capability, please develop a PowerPoint presentation for your topic. If not, submit without it.
  • Log time spent

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Saturday June 24 is FestivALL. A lead is needed for the Children’s Art Fair at KC Library.
Tuesday, June 27 is Bridgefest. Lead is also needed for children’s activity at Bridge Road shopping area.
Contact: Carolee Felber.

Saturday, June 10 is Summer Library Program
The Kanawha County Public Library branch in Big Chimney, (Elk Valley Express Library) is planning a summer library program. A kickoff event will be held Saturday, June 10. A table will be set up and volunteers will be needed to talk to kids and families about KCMGA and to have an activity with the kids. Please contact Sara Caswell at 304 965 8956.


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.


READ about the History of Harry's Garden

VIEW Photos of Harry's Garden

HARRY’S GARDEN VOLUNTEER WORK DATES
TBA

MANNA MEAL VOLUNTEERS
Contact Carolee Felber at felbercj@gmail.com for general questions or ask to be on the weekly email list jsmannameal@wirefire.com.

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


Garden Tour with Refreshments
Friday, June 2

6 PM
Wayne Price’s garden in Cross Lanes – plants and succulent garden
Wayne Price has a variety of succulents throughout his garden placed in many different types of containers . He has a large variety of hostas and his garden attracts butterflies. He also has many different types of rock walls, paths, trees and a vegetable garden of raised beds and rain barrels. Mr. Price gave our plant sale many plants (lambs ears, Solomon seal, black eyed Susan, lilies, etc.). It would be wonderful if we take advantage of walking through and admiring this yard. There is always something different to see and CE credit will be given as an extra bonus!
He lives off Doc Bailey road on Claybank Road If you wish to visit this lovely garden, you must register. Contact Sara Welch – sbwelch99@yahoo.com or 304-755-1665 – for registration.

Monday, June 5
Bees, Wasps, and Hornet Control in the Home Landscape
Berry A. Critchfield, PhD, WV Department of Agriculture
Monday, June 19
For Your Gardens: Smart Spaces, Time Savers, and Creative Containers
Rick Wolford, past MGA member
All sessions
South Charleston Library
6 PM
To register, contact Sandra Squire <ssquire@suddenlink.net>

Additional CE Opportunities

Anyone who missed the Title IX training still has a chance to take the class and get CE credit. Or if you enjoyed it so much you would like to take it again?!
Monday, June 12th———Nitro High School—————-9:45 am

GARDENING DVD
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.

2017 International Master Gardener Conference

Join us at the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference<http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/2017imgc/>, July 10-14, 2017 in Portland, OR.

9/30-10/01/2017
WV Herb Association Annual Conference

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.