Here are the resources shared during the garden lab presentation:

OSU references

Building Materials


Thrive (UK organization):

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Here are the links and references shared during the talk ‘Practical Tips for Gardeners to Combat Climate Change’. Feel free to reach out with questions.

Climate Change & Mental Health

Mental health and Climate Change: Policy Brief from the World Health Organization

What is ecoanxiety and how can mindfulness help?

Good Grief Network (resources page has good info)

Climate overview

How to Determine Your Microclimate (WSU)

Climate Change in Oregon

Oregon Climate Assessments


Carbon Sequestration

Harvesting peat moss contributes to climate change, Oregon State scientist says

Lawns and Climate Change

Soil Carbon Accumulation in Turfgrass: A Meta-Analysis

Summary: Through thoughtful practices, lawns can be climate-friendly

Other Tips

Fire Resistant Plants for Home Landscapes

Top Tips to Help Fight Climate Change

Sharewaste (food waste prevention)

OSU Programs to Follow

Dry Farming Collaborative

Nackley Lab at NWREC

Oregon Season Tracker

Thanks for attending the 2019 Insights into Gardening Conference and the Growing Peppers presentation.

Here are the resources shared during the presentation:

PDF of Slide Presentation


OSU Extension Catalog:

  • EM-8777-17 Vegetable Variety Trials 2017
  • EC 1227 Grow Your Own Peppers
  • EM 9027 Growing Your Own (general guide for veggie gardening)


Pacific Northwest Pest Management Handbooks:

Place to research pepper pest problems (diseases and insect issues)


OSU Extension Master Food Preserver publications

  • Preserving Foods: Peppers


Still need help? Contact your OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers!


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Tangent, OR 97389




Slides and resources from my presentation to the OSU Extension Multnomah County Master Gardeners.  Covered an overview of climate change and how that can affect the phenology of garden plants as well as changing pest pressures.

Slide deck:

Oregon Forests & Climate Change blog:

Citizen Science on Plant Phenology:

Gardening in the Global Greenhouse (from UK scientists): Summary  Full Text

Follow-up on audience questions (if I missed one, just click ‘leave a reply’ above)

Is there a list of ash tree alternatives? Choose anything but ash (Fraxinus sp.) to avoid loss to Emerald Ash Borers.  Good general source of information:  Local training from OSU Extension on potential invasive insects affecting trees:

What to spray to treat Azalea Lace Bug? Robin Rosetta with the OSU Extension Nursery IPM program has indicated that the nymphs are emerging.  This stage in the life cycle is especially vulnerable to contact insecticides (this is different from the systemic insecticide that the questioner mentioned).  Labeled insecticidal soaps and neem-based products may be a good choice.  Good coverage of the underside of leaves will be necessary.

Recent change in USDA Hardiness zones-does that indicate global warming? “Climate changes are usually based on trends in overall average temperatures recorded over 50-100 years. Because the USDA PHZM represents 30-year averages of what are essentially extreme weather events (the coldest temperature of the year), changes in zones are not reliable evidence of whether there has been global warming.” ¬†From:¬†¬†