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!


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:

7/28 – Thursday
8/6 – Saturday
8/11 – Thursday
8/20 – Saturday
8/25 – Thursday

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 Tuesdays and Saturdays. Wear sturdy shoes and bring hand tools and water. 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.

Volunteer Opportunity: WV STATE FAIR

August 13, 2016
Sign up at SignUp.com for the WV State Fair MG Demo Garden: http://signup.com/go/7FRCJr

Volunteer Opportunity: Manna Meal Bean Stringin

The Manna Meal Bean Stringin event will held at Capital Market on Saturday, August 13 from 10 am to 2pm. John Porter has agreed to give volunteer hours for this event. So buy a pound and string a pound. There will be live music and fresh roasted corn again this year.
Bean Stringin: http://signup.com/go/gcwvEh

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


PUTNAM SUMMER GARDENING SERIES

The WVU Extension Service, Putnam County Master Gardeners and Putnam County Parks and Recreation will host a Putnam Summer Gardening Series. The classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at the Community Gardens located at the Wave Pool Park (#1 Valley Park Dr., Hurricane). The classes are open to the public and free of charge.

Pest and Pest Management: an IPM Primer (7/28)
Preserving/Canning Your Harvests (8/11)

For more information or questions call Putnam Co. Parks and Recreation (304)-562-0518 or the WVU Extension Service Office in Putnam County (304)-586-0217.

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.