WVU Berkeley County Extension Service
At your service in our community.
To protect the health and safety of our employees and community, many WVU and WVU Extension Service employees are working remotely. While we may not be physically in our brick and mortar offices, we are working hard to assist our fellow West Virginians in all 55 counties.
The 13-week training course gives gardeners the opportunity to improve their horticultural knowledge and then share what they learn with the public through organized volunteer activities.
Program topics covered include: botany, plant problem diagnosis, soils, ornamentals, pest management, fruits, vegetables, and plant propagation. Extension staff, Master Gardeners, and local area experts serve as class instructors.
Part of the National Cooperative Extension System
All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100
land-grant colleges and universities including WVU, have another critical mission:
Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant
institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university
resources through local programs. With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA,
National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens
to their state land-grant institutions.
Putting Knowledge to Work!
The West Virginia University Extension Service works to provide solutions in your community through key programs and resources, including agriculture and natural resources; 4-H and youth development; food and nutrition; health and wellness; financial planning; and home gardening. These research-based programs and services are available to all Berkeley County residents thanks to the tremendous support of our community members, local organizations, volunteers and local partners, including the Board of Education and County Commission.
Berkeley County Highlights
- The 4-H Glitter-beard Challenge, led by Berkeley County WVU Extension Service, spurred the collection of 733 new toys for distribution to families in need during the holidays.
- The Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardeners provided more than 3,600 hours of community service through educational talks, demonstrations and workshops.
- The Parenting Apart class for separated couples taught 92 participants how to effectively co-parent their children after their divorce.