Our friend Meg Muckenhoupt has assumed the role of Executive Director of COGdesign. Meg brings more than a decade of experience in writing, web publishing, and nonprofit management to her role. Meg is an environmental and travel writer and co-creator of the GREEN SPACES: Boston smartphone app. She has appeared on NPRâ€™s Radio Boston and WCVBâ€™s Chronicle, as well as WGBHâ€™s Forum site. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, Boston Magazine, and the Time Out Boston guide; her book Boston Gardens and Green Spaces (Union Park Press, 2010) is a Boston Globe Local Bestseller. A talented public speaker, she gives frequent talks about Massachusetts landscape history and Bostonâ€™s greatest unknown parks to audiences around New England.
Meg was awarded a certificate in Field Botany by the New England Wild Flower Society and earned degrees from Harvard and Brown University.
The Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design (COGdesign) connects underserved communities with the technical design assistance they need to bring healthy, attractive open space to their neighborhoods.Â COGdesign clients include affordable housing sites, public and private schools, neighborhood parks, Friends groups, churches, municipal agencies, historic sites, arts centers, and community gardens.Â COGdesignâ€™s volunteer designers are trained landscape design professionals and students. We recruit seasoned, licensed professionals, recent graduates with innovative ideas, and landscape designers at every level in-between.Â Image from boston.com.