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
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Harry’s Garden – Coonskin Park
One major project of the KCMGA is Harry’s Garden, which is at the entrance to Coonskin Park. Below is a list of scheduled work days. No registration is required, just show up! Bring some gloves and a garden tool or two with you (pruners, hoe/shovel, rake, etc.). Don’t forget water, a hat and sunscreen as well!
Summer Work Days
Call Mima Chapman, 304-344-3230, Elaine Lee, 304-837-3643, or Randy Rader, 304-766-2448 if you need more information.
July 2, 2013
6:00 – 9:00 p. m.
Bridge Road, Charleston, WV
Volunteers are needed to help with children’s activities and to answer general questions about gardening and the MG program. To volunteer contact Delores Barber at email@example.com
August 10, 2013
KCMGA day at the West Virginia State Fair
10:00 a. m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lewisburg, West Virginia
Coordinators: Myra Dolan and Delores Barber
Volunteers are needed during the entire state fair (Aug. 9 – 17). KCMGA’s official day at the fair will be August 10 where we will staff the MG booths, demo garden and children’s activities. Volunteer by August 1 and gain free admission to the fairgrounds.
The day will be divided into two shifts: 10am – 1pm (Delores) and 1pm – 5pm (Myra). Volunteer credit will be given for drive time as well as hours worked at the Fair.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Whimsy in the Garden
June 11, 2013
Restore – 6 PM
Suzi Cole will be speaking on decorating the garden, creating a focal point, and using whimsy in the garden.
2013 International MG Conference
The deadline to register for the 2013 International Master Gardener Conference September 7-14 is June 24. See the conference website below for updated information. Some of the sessions and tours are filling up so if you are planning to attend and have not registered consider doing so soon.
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
Downy Mildew on Impatiens, and more.
Bacterial Leaf Scorch
Sudden Oak Death
Emerald Ash Borer
Bur Oak Blight
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