WVU Extension

John Porter

John Porter
John Porter
Extension Agent, Ag and Natural Resources
4700 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Suite 101, Room 103
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: 304-720-9887
Fax: 304-205-7863

Area of Expertise
  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture
  • Community Gardens
  • Youth Gardening
  • Small Space/Intensive Gardening
  • Edible Landscaping

  • Program Responsibilities
  • Provide home horticulture and agricultural service and education to gardeners and producers in Kanawha County.
  • Coordinate Kanawha County Extension Master Gardener Program
  • Act as County Program Coordinator for all services provided through Kanawha County WVU Extension Service
  • Conduct innovative research to improve agricultural practices and knowledge of clientele
  • Provide educational programming in the areas of horticulture and agriculture

  • Education
    Master of Science, Horticulture, WVU, 2008
    Bachelor of Science, Botany, Marshall, 2004

    Selected Presentations
  • Food Among the Flowers: The Basics of Edible Landscapes. 2011 International Master Gardener Conference. October 2011. Charleston, WV.
  • Container and Indoor Gardening Projects on a Budget. National Children and Youth Gardening Symposium. July 2011. East Lansing, MI.
  • Container Gardening 101. 4-H International Youth Exchange Conference. August 2011. Charleston, WV.
  • Evaluation of a multi-harvest production schedule of watercress as a value-added marketable crop utilizing effluent from flow-through aquaculture raceway systems. Aquaculture America. February 2008. Orlando, FL.

  • Awards/ Recognition
    2012WVCAA Advanced Achievement Award
    2011WVCAA Communications Award – Promotional Piece
    2011WVCAA Communications Award – Handout
    2009WVUES Award for Unit Programming Excellence

  • WVU Extension Horticulture Committee
  • National Extension Master Gardener Social Media Team
  • Promotion Committee, West Virginia County Agent Association
  • Extension Programming Committee, West Virginia County Agent Association