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.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

To Submit a New Volunteer Project, Click HERE


Please mark May 7, 2016 on your calendars. The KCMGA will be hosting both the Biennial Plant Sale and “Spring into Gardening” events at Coonskin Park. Volunteers will be needed both in advance and on the day. Everyone please start saving plants!

Ongoing Seasonal Volunteer Opportunity
Harry’s Garden – Coonskin Park

An ongoing project of the KCMGA is the maintenance of Harry’s Garden, located at the old entrance to Coonskin Park. If you need hours, you may work at Harry’s Garden anytime the park is open. Bring a friend or go solo. There is always plenty to do. Bring a garbage bag for your weeds.

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

Welcome to the Manna Meal Garden
Rock Lake Presbyterian Church has welcomed the Manna Meal gardeners to come to their property in Spring Hill at the old Rock Lake pool. It is really beautiful, bring your work gloves and come on down.

Join us Saturday November 21st.
We will start at 9 am and work until 11:30 am

Contact Jean Simpson: to get weekly emails on the schedule.

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.

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


November 19th: Student Presentations – take-home exam due
Meeting Times: Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Meeting Places: Old Winfield Courtroom or Commission Chambers; 12093 Winfield Rd. Winfield;
Contact: Chuck Talbott, WVU Extension Service for Putnam County

ONLINE Continuing Education Opportunities

NCIPM sponsored Webinar: Invasive Species Management in Landscapes
Thursday, December 3, 2015
12:30-2:30 pm (Eastern Time)

This 2-hour webinar is designed for Extension Master Gardeners and Extension Educators to learn more about IPM (Integrated Pest Management) for a few invasive species in landscapes.

The webinar features Dr. Christelle Guédot, Assistant Professor University of Wisconsin, on Spotted wing drosophila; Dr. Paul Blotch, Research Associate, Michigan State University on mamorated stink bug; Dr. Jonathan Larson, University of Nebraska on Japanese beetle; Dr. Angela Orshinsky, University of Minnesota on downy mildew in impatiens. Drs. Mary Meyer and Vera Krischik at the University of Minnesota will serve as hosts. There will be time dedicated for questions and answers.


NCIPM sponsored Webinar: Mitigating Pollinator Decline in Landscapes
Tuesday, Dec 1 2015
12:30 – 2:30 pm (Eastern Time)

This 2-hour webinar is designed for Extension Master Gardeners and Extension Educators to learn more about IPM (Integrated Pest Management) for bees in landscapes.

The webinar features Dr. Dan Cariveau, Assistant Professor University of Minnesota, on native bee populations; Dr. Karl Foord, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota on IPM for bees; Ms. Heather Holm, Author and restorationist; Drs. Mary Meyer and Vera Krischik the University of Minnesota, will serve as hosts. There will be time dedicated for questions and answers.

Participants must pre-register and complete a survey on knowledge of IPM. Pre-register:

Contact Mike McDonough at for more information

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 @


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