• Putnam County 4-H- Learn more at, on their Facebook page, or call (304) 586-0217.
  • Putnam County Animal Shelter- The animal shelter loves to have young volunteers to help clean and care for animals. Follow them on Facebook or call (304) 586-0249 for more information.
  • Putnam Farmers Market- Open every Saturday from 9:00-2:00 at Area 34. Vendors from the market frequently offer classes on a variety of agricultural topics. The market is open nearly year-round, with an indoor facility during bad weather. Follow Putnam Farmers Market on Facebook, call(304) 924-1736, visit or stop by Putnam Provisions at Area 34 for more information.
  • Gritt’s Farm- Offers produce and plants, as well as a variety of classes and community events throughout the year. Visit their sunflower field in late summer or spend the day at The Fall Farm Festival! Gritt’s farm is located in Buffalo. Follow them on Facebook, on the web at, or call (304) 937-2565.
  • WV Conservation Agency/Capitol Conservation District- Follow them on Facebook, visit their website at, or email
  • Valley Park COmmunity Garden – Valley park offers raised garden beds and soil at their community garden, located on the hill past the large shelter and lake. Visit Valley Park on Facebook at for more information.
  • Zooogy Zone & Science Center- The Zoology Zone is located at Valley Park in Hurricane, WV. They host a reptile rescue and science education center onsite, as well as hosting events such as immersive hikes at various locations in the community. Learn more at or call (833) ZOO-ZONE.