West Virginia University now has a permanent home in the Kanawha Valley WVU @ Capital City, located at 4700 MacCorkle Ave.where residents of all ages can take advantage of the University’s many educational programs and outreach services.
In July, the Kanawha County WVU Extension office will move from its current location in Dunbar to the first floor of WVU @ Capital City, housing Extension agents with expertise in 4-H youth development, agriculture and natural resources and families and health programs.
“Were pleased to be able to bring many of these people and programs together under one roof to better serve the needs of people in the Kanawha Valley,”said Dave Miller, WVU associate provost and director of the WVU Extension Service.”The building is very accessible, has ample parking and meeting space and will truly be a place where we can bring the teaching, research and service activities of WVU to the capital city.”
Miller said the first floor Kanawha County WVU Extension office is being renovated to include a complete teaching kitchen.
“WVU Extension has many programs that help people learn better nutritional habits and cooking skills, so the kitchen will be a very popular teaching and learning space,”Miller said.”We’re also seeing strong, increased demand for classes on food preservation and canning, and our local WVU Extension agents and specialists will meet that demand by offering those, too.”
WVU Officials say a community open house is being planned for fall.