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 VolunteerSpot
2. Enter your email address (register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!


Ruthlawn Elementary Continuing Volunteer Opportunity

Assist elementary school junior Master Gardener’s with planning, watering, and harvesting. Tues 2:40-4pm, Fri 12:30-2:30pm. This can be used as one time or continuing volunteer hours. Volunteers may come for the whole time or for one hour.
Contact Bev Stern, 1st grade teacher, 304.415.4254 for additional information and to volunteer.

PLANT SALE INFORMATION

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 are needed for Friday night and Saturday morning set-up and Saturday for the plant sale!
If you are interested in assisting with the plant sale, please contact Shannon Watson (shawatson13@yahoo.com)

SPRING INTO GARDENING

Don’t forget “Spring into Gardening” will also be held the same day as the plant sale at Coonskin. Volunteers will be needed to assist with set-up, registration, room assistant and clean up. Please contact Jennifer Soule to schedule a time. souleja@gmail.com

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.

Harry’s Garden work dates:

May 14
May 21
June 4
June 18

All times 8:30 am. Bring gloves and tools. Contact Carolee Felber at felbercj@gmail.com for more info.


READ about the History of Harry's Garden

VIEW Photos of Harry's Garden

Manna Meal is always looking for volunteers to work on their garden. Hours are 9 to 11 on Saturdays. Wear sturdy shoes and bring hand tools and water. Located at the old Rock Lake Pool in Dunbar. Later in the season they will also need volunteers on Wednesday late afternoons. 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


MASTER GARDENER CLASSES
The new MG class is in session and you can earn CE hours by attending class.
Classes are held Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 at ReStore.
Classes are listed below. The class hasn’t been decided for the last week and John Porter will also be adding a field trip of some sort as well.

April 26: Edible Landscaping (John Porter) Student Presentations
May 3: (2hrs) Student Presentations, Final Exam Collected

West Virginia Urban Ag Conference
April 30, 2016

Registration for the West Virginia Urban Ag Conference is now open! The event will be held Saturday, April 30 at WV State University, Institute, all day starting at 8:00 a.m. If you attend all sessions, you will receive 8 hours of CE! $45 fee. www.urbanagwv.com for more information.

May 17
Container Gardening Workshop

6 PM at Valley Gardens
Staff will assist attendees with the basics of building a summer container garden. Bring your own container; soil and plants will be available for purchase. Please register with Sarah Welch sbwelch99@yahoo.com. Registration will close at noon on May 3 to permit Valley Garden time to purchase supplies for the workshop.

More 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.

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.