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

Craik- Patton House
On October 30, Master Gardeners have a unique opportunity for volunteer and continuing ed. credits. Craik-Patton house has invited us to help with their fall bulb planting. The events for the day will be a tour of the house, tour of the gardens, bulb planting instruction provided by John Porter, and bulb planting in the historic Craik-Patton gardens. Master Gardener Lakin Cook will provide lunch for us.
Please tell us if you are vegetarian, vegan, or allergic to certain foods as part of registration.

Where: Craik-Patton House 2809 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25311
When: October 30 at 11:00 AM
Dress: Casual, comfortable garden-ready clothes
Bring: Tools for bulb planting
Credit: 1 hr. continuing ed. credit; 1 hr. volunteer credit
Registration: Sara Welch

2015 WVMG Conference
The Goody Bag committee for the state MG conference (2015) will have a meeting on Tuesday, October 28, at 6PM at South Charleston Public Library. This committee will help determine what type of bag/container to use for the goody bags and what contents should be included. This is not a meeting to assemble the bags. Please let Jennifer Soule know if you plan to attend at or 304-722-8132

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Harry’s Garden – Coonskin Park

Saturday October 18 from 9 A.M. until 11:30 AM
One major project of the KCMGA is the maintenance of Harry’s Garden, located at the entrance to Coonskin Park.

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

WV DEP Water Conservation Workshop
Thursday, October 9, 2014
6:00 pm
DEP Building – 601 57th Street, Charleston (Kanawha City)
Members wishing to attend the workshop should register with Sandy Squire at Arrive early so you can register through DEP Security.

Fall / Winter Container Gardening
October 18, 2014

Capital Market
Time 11:00 A.M.
Debbie Shanklin will show how to take a late summer container and transition it through Thanksgiving into Christmas and then through the winter. She also plans to show us how to care for the container in a covered area and also out in the open.
Bring your own chair.

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 @

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

Save the Date!
March 27 -29, 2015
Annual West Virginia Master Conference
Pipestem State Park
Pipestem, WV25979

This conference will provide educational sessions, both advances and basic. Watch the web-site and facebook pages for announcements about speakers and workshops. And don’t forget the annual awards where county groups are recognized for the contributions.

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.