New London County Extension Center
562 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360-6599
Tel (860) 887-1608
Fax (860) 886-1164
Take 395 south to Exit 11 (old Exit 80). At the traffic light at the end of the ramp, turn left onto Route 82. At the sixth traffic light, go right onto New London Turnpike. Proceed 1/3 mile and take a left into the entrance and parking lot for Three Rivers Community Technical College. At the end of the parking lot, you will turn left onto the drive for the Extension Center which is the only building on that driveway.
From New Haven:
Take 395 to Exit 11-E (old Exit 80-E). At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Route 82. At the fifth traffic light, go right onto New London Turnpike. Proceed 1/4 mile and take a left into the entrance and parking lot for Three Rivers Community Technical College. At the far end of the parking lot, you will turn left onto the drive for the Extension Center which is the only building on that driveway.
New London County Programs
The UConn New London County Extension Master Gardener Office is open year round on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 4pm. In addition, the office is staffed by Master Gardener Volunteers from May to September. The volunteers usually are here Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am to 4pm.
We are located at 562 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360. Master Gardener Coordinator, Susan Munger can be reached at 860-885-2823, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer Master Gardener office phone is 860-885-2822.
Please visit the UConn Master Gardener website to learn more about their program
Expanded Food and Nutrition
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a UConn Extension outreach program for limited resource families with children. EFNEP community educators are specially trained in nutrition education for families and use the most up-to-date, science-based lessons. Outreach is usually in small group settings in community agencies, schools, or libraries. Participants gain practical knowledge and skills through interactive workshops. Some topics include healthy eating, menu planning, food shopping, basic food preparation/cooking skills, and food safety. In addition, EFNEP educators encourage fun family fitness.
For more information, please contact Erica Benvenuti at 860-885-2825 or email@example.com.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) provides workshops, presentations and food demonstrations for low income families and individuals in Southeastern Connecticut. Diane Schuler is the Community Nutrition Educator for SNAP-ED. She works with housing sites and local agencies such as the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, and the Mobile Food Pantry Program.
The Mobile Food Pantry provides eight to ten different food items distributed each month. Items may include information and vegetable tip sheets during the Mobile Food Pantry Distribution. There are eleven Mobile Food Pantries in New London County reaching an averageof one thousand families in need each month. There are sites in Colchester, Groton, Jewett City, Norwich, New London, Salem, Stonington and Taftville.
Extension educational programs and problem-solving assistance are based on the research of land-grant universities such as the University of Connecticut. Extension and outreach programs are delivered throughout Connecticut in one-on-one sessions, workshops, short courses, demonstrations, and via satellite teleconference, print publications, videotapes, radio, newspaper, periodicals and the Internet. Turfgrass Science faculty are involved in teaching and research activities in an effort to assist members of the green industry. For more information, please visit UConn Turf grass Science.
Family and Consumer Sciences
The Family and Consumer Sciences Program is a UConn Extension outreach Program for individuals and families. Educational workshops are for groups in community settings. Healthy Homes workshops are available related to indoor air quality, asthma and allergies, mold and moisture, household products and green cleaning, clutter reduction, and home safety. 4-H Healthy Living workshops and information are offered for youth. Information on storm preparedness will soon be available. For more information, please visit www.healthyhomes.uconn.edu.
The New London County Agricultural Extension Council Annual Business Meeting will be held on June 9, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at the New London County Extension Center located at 562 New London Turnpike in Norwich. The meeting is open to the public, but pre-registration is required. There is an optional dinner which starts at 6:00 P.M. The cost for dinner is $20.00 per person and the check can be made payable to the New London County Agricultural Extension Council and must be received by June 3rd. For questions or further information please contact Rose Narita at firstname.lastname@example.org or Robin Whiteley at email@example.com or call 860-887-1608.
Contacts: New London County Extension Center
|Susan Beeman||SNAP - Nutritionfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Erica Benvenuti||EFNEP - Nutritionemail@example.com|
|Pamela Gray||4-H STEM Youthfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Susan H. Munger||Master Gardener Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Rose Narita||Administrative Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Diane Schuler||SNAP-Ed Food Securityemail@example.com|
|Victoria Wallace||Sustainable Landscapesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mary Welch||Family & Consumer Scienceemail@example.com|
|Robin Whiteley||Program Aidefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Master Gardener Office||Master Gardener Programemail@example.com|