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

Spring Plant Sale
May 24, 2014

Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks relating to the KCMGA Spring Plant Sale to be held at the Coonskin Park Amphitheater on May 24th.
Please contact Kay Parcell:

Plant Sale Work Party
Saturday, April 19, 2014

9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
We Need Your Help!

Ongoing 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.
Bring rakes, shovels, pruning tools and drinking water.

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

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

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Carriage Trail Walk
The Carriage Trail walk is Saturday, April 19, starting at 9:00 at the top of the trail. Joan Steven will be leading the walk. MG members should count time actually at the walk for CE credit. The walk will be cancelled/rescheduled if weather is inclement.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Kanawha State Forest Wild Flower and Nature Walks
Meet at swimming pool parking lot
Registration begins at 8:30, and hikes begin at 9AM, and will be over by 12:30.
$5 registration fee for adults.
A Variety of Walks, including Wildflowers, Medicinal/Edible Plants, Trees, Beginning and Advanced Birding. You might want to bring a camera and binoculars. Dress appropriately.
CE credit for time spent at walk

Gardening Workshops @ ReStore:

(CE credit available for these classes)

Download Flyer Grow_Green_Classes

ONLINE Continuing Education Opportunities

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 @

2014 Conference
WVMGA Annual Conference
May 2 – 4, 2014
Canaan Valley Resort
Theme: Mountaineers—Living Our Heritage
Keynote Speaker: Botanist Paul Harmon, WV Department of Natural Resources

May 17, 2014
Container Gardening Class
Where: Capitol Market
Time: 10:00 AM
Debbie and Bill Shanklin will lead a class on container gardening, both vegetable and flowers.

June 17, 2014
Italian Gardens
Delores Barber and Carol Costello will present Italian Gardens on June 17 at 6:00 in Room B of the South Charleston library. Their presentation will be based on their trip last summer to Italy.

Southern Region Master Gardener Conference
“Sharing Our Southern Roots”
October 21 – 24, 2014
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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.