Camilla Landscape Design 2014 February

News & Views

Camilla Worden will be a panelist on “Changing Ecosystems: Insect and Disease Threats” as part of the Ecological Landscaping Alliance Annual Conference.

Posted February 24th, 2014 by nicole

Climate change is here. There will be a continuation of variable and intense weather in the northeast – droughts AND floods – according to the scientific models. There will be changes in the composition of the types of trees in our forests, new insect threats and more invasive species. While predictions vary, it is clear that we can help by keeping the earth covered, planting a diversity of species which take a broad range of conditions, and by planting our properties with tough, local natives.

Managing pests and plant diseases is an essential part of landscape maintenance. This Idea Exchange offers a chance for you and our panelists to share information on new insects and disease that are showing up in the Northeast and to address strategies and methods of treatment. What new problems are you experiencing? Do you have strategies that others should know about? Can design decisions help us avoid or reduce these threats? Share your observations and experiences and hear what the experts think.

Panelists:

Dr. Richard Casagrande, URI;
Dr. Jennifer Forman Orth, MA Dept. of Ag. Resources;
Camilla Worden, Camilla Landscape Design, LLC
ELA Moderator: Kevin Staso, North Creek Nurseries

View Camilla’s presentation

 

CT NOFA’s 32nd Annual Winter Conference

Posted February 22nd, 2014 by nicole

The 2014 Winter Conference is Connecticut’s largest food, agriculture and sustainability conference and brings into focus the challenges of the next generation of farmers and how they affect all of us. Join us to discuss the future of sustainable farming, celebrate local food and much more.

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