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



Manna Meal Garden
Saturday October 25th @ 9am till 11:30am

Bring your own water, a weed eater if you have one, gloves and food if you need it.
We are winding down the garden year and there is lots to do, and we need your help please.
Join us if you are able.Thanks everyone

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 sbwelch99@yahoo.com

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 souleja@gmail.com or 304-722-8132

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Harry’s Garden – Coonskin Park

Saturday October 25 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 sbwelch99@yahoo.com

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 @
http://blogs.extension.org/mastergardener/2013/03/15/online-ipm-modules-for-master-gardeners-a-new-educational-tool/


SAVE THE CONFERENCE DATE
2015 West Virginia State Master Gardener Association Conference
March 27, 28, 29, 2015

Pipestem Resort State Park
Keynote speakers will be Peggy Cornett, Curator of Historic Plants at Jefferson’s Monticello and Bryce Lane, horticulturist at North Carolina State University and host of the TV series, “In the Garden.” Both keynote speakers will also be leading breakout sessions during the conference.
Pipestem Resort State Park is a 4,050-acre state park located in southern West Virginia, on the border between Mercer and Summers counties.
Address: 3405 Pipestem Drive,
Pipestem, WV 25979
Phone: (304) 466-1800
More information to follow about the launch of Advanced Master Gardener Certification. It’s going to be amazing!!!

International 2015 Master Gardener Conference
“Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland”
September 22-25
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Omaha, Nebraska
web-site: http://mastergardener.unl.edu/imgc2015
Facebook: 2015 International Master Gardener Conference

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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.