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.


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


VOLUNTEER HOURS
Volunteer Staffing is needed to work the Extension front desk. Register to volunteer on Sign Up. Sign up at http://signup.com/go/9dN4hZ

VOLUNTEER at Sojourners
Sojourners work day has been rescheduled for November 26: 10am. Finish projects for the season. Moving 2 boxwoods and replanting. Planting hydrangea, finish planting bulbs along boxwoods inside sitting/play area and dig and place rock in drainage ditch next to outside courtyard. This will be our last work party for Sojourners until Spring and nicer weather. Contact Lynn Watts – 907glw@gmail.com or
Carol Costello – Carolac@suddenlink.net

Sojourner’s plant care plan
If you’d like 1-2 hours CE or volunteer for putting together a detailed sheet on how to maintain a plant or shrub, please send an email to Carolee at felbercj@gmail.com. You’ll get a template, a plant name, and an example. Your completed template will be due on December 15.


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

Manna Meal* garden is located at the old Rock Lake Pool in Dunbar.
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


COLD FRAMES
November 28
6 PM
South Charleston library
Bill Shanklin
1 hour CE
Register with Sara Welch sbwelch99@yahoo.com or 304-755-1665

Learn to effectively use your cold frame and maximize its potential to extend the growing season. Bill showed us a few years how to build a cold frame and he is back to show us how to use it to best advantage.

MINI EVERGREENS
December 1
6:30 PM
Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies
3475 Teays Valley Road
Hurricane
1 hour CE
Register with Sheri Meadows Grammysheri2@aol.com

The owner Rob will talk about mini evergreens and how to use them in your gardening scheme. He will also have some mini evergreens for sale. Additionally, “kill two birds with one stone” and shop this charming shop full of Christmas presents for the nature lovers on your list. We will have exclusive after-hour access after the CE session.


Additional 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.

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

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.