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New London County Extension Center

562 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360-6599
Tel (860) 887-1608
Fax (860) 886-1164
newlondon@uconn.edu


Directions

From Hartford:
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

New London County 4-H
 
                                                           
For more information on the New London County 4-H program, please visit the
New London County 4-H website.


2016 Connecticut 4-H Camps Brochure


                       

                

The UConn New London County Extension Master Gardener office is here to help home gardeners with gardening issues. Advice and literature is free.  We answer questions relating to soil, garden site, pests and diseases, invasive and native plants, and more. People can bring in specimens and e-mail photos to help with diagnosis.

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 susan.munger@uconn.edu.  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
Education Program

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 erica.benvenuti@uconn.edu.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program-Education

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.  

Turfgrass Science

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.


New London County News

 

Contacts: New London County Extension Center

Susan Beeman SNAP - Nutrition 860-823-6249 susan.beeman@uconn.edu
Erica  Benvenuti EFNEP - Nutrition 860-885-2825 erica.benvenuti@uconn.edu
Pamela Gray 4-H STEM Youth 860-885-2824 pamela.gray@uconn.edu
Susan H. Munger Master Gardener Coordinator 860-885-2823 susan.munger@uconn.edu
Rose Narita Administrative Assistant 860-887-1608 rosalie.narita@uconn.edu
Diane Schuler SNAP-Ed Food Security 860-885-2828 diane.schuler@uconn.edu
Victoria Wallace Sustainable Landscapes 860-885-2826 victoria.wallace@uconn.edu
Mary Welch Family & Consumer Science 860-885-2829 mary.welch@uconn.edu
Robin Whiteley Program Aide 860-885-2821 robin.whiteley@uconn.edu
Master Gardener Office Master Gardener Program 860-885-2822 susan.munger@uconn.edu
UConn Extension
University of Connecticut,
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4036
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4036
Phone: 860-486-9228
Fax: 860-486-0264