Trees and Design in Connecticut’s Built Environment

CTASLA is pleased to bring James Urban to Connecticut, along with other respected speakers, to share their expertise on street trees. With the ongoing debate about utility tree-trimming practices and Right Tree-Right Place guidelines, and as cities respond to global warming, this is a time of increased scrutiny toward streetscapes and renewed passion about our urban forest.

Learn more at “Trees and Design in Connecticut’s Built Environment,”
June 16 at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, CT

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National Certified Playground Safety Inspectors Course

playgroundThe Rhode Island office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation www.rilisc.org through its Rhode Island Child Care & Early Learning Facilities Fund is sponsoring the national Certified Playground Safety Inspectors course here in Rhode Island in June, 2015. These courses fill up quickly and we wanted to be sure that local firms and individuals have a chance to register if interested. Flyers with information are attached.

LISC_CPSI Course and Exam Flyer

Sustainable Sites Tour – Rhode Island

June 5 @ 9:30 am EDT – 3:00 pm EDT

Visit two notable sustainable landscapes in Rhode Island. The first is Kent Hospital, where an award-winning landscape design transformed the 40-acre campus into a showcase for sustainable design practices; we will see rain gardens and healing gardens. The second site is a small urban lot that was redesigned to reflect Rhode Island native plant communities, demonstrate enhanced storm water management, and promote biodiversity. Bring a bag lunch.

CEU: 4 AOLCP; 2 MCLP; .5 MCH

Tom Benjamin is an independent registered Landscape Architect and LEED Accredited Professional (AP BD+C) practicing design and sustainability consulting and is Principal of Wellnesscapes. Tom has more than 20 years’ experience in environmental design and sustainability work often focused on green design, including energy, waste, water and food systems. In addition to residential restoration, Tom’s site planning work emphasizes low cost, low maintenance landscape solutions for healthcare, academic and senior institutions, public facilities, commercial and residential developments, large-scale solar farms and community farms/gardens. Tom teaches sustainable landscape design at the University of Massachusetts. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including three for his sustainable landscape design work at Kent Hospital located in Warwick, RI. Tom is also a Board Member of the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA).

Cost:$85

Organizer

Penny Lewis

Phone:617-436-5838

Email:ela.info@comcast.net

Website:http://www.ecolandscaping.org/

Explore and discover What’s Out There Weekend Newport County through series of FREE expert-led tours | The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Saturday May 9, 2015Sunday May 10, 2015

What’s Out There Weekend

 

Visit the remarkable and diverse landscapes of Newport County through free, expert-led tours and experience one of our nation’s greatest treasures. From the vernacular Cliff Walk used by Native American and Colonial fishermen and the stately Gilded Age mansions that ornament Narragansett Bay to Queen Anne Square designed by Maya Lin, Newport’s storied collection of landscapes is unrivaled. Join TCLF and the Preservation Society of Newport County for more than two dozen tours ranging from public parks to once-private mansions in Newport, Portsmouth, Middletown, and more. This event is guaranteed to attract capacity crowds so please, in the interest of making these tours available to all, please limit your registrations to no more than four people and three tours. Register today! 

Explore and discover What’s Out There Weekend Newport County through series of FREE expert-led tours | The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

What’s Out There Weekend Newport County

Saturday May 9, 2015Sunday May 10, 2015

Visit the remarkable and diverse landscapes of Newport County through free, expert-led tours and experience one of our nation’s greatest treasures. From the vernacular Cliff Walk used by Native American and Colonial fisherman and the stately Gilded Age mansions that ornament Narragansett Bay to the Modernist Queen Anne Square designed by Maya Lin, Newport’s storied collection of landscapes is unrivaled. Join TCLF and the Preservation Society of Newport County for more than two dozen tours ranging from public parks to once-private mansions in Newport, Portsmouth, Middletown, and more. This event is guaranteed to attract capacity crowds:

Check back in early April when we post our schedule and open the registrations. http://tclf.org/event/whats-out-there-weekend-newport-county