A Changing Urban Landscape: the Evolution of the Rose Kennedy Greenway
Talk and reception
Wednesday, November 2, 6PM
The Nonprofit Center, 89 South Street, Boston. Suggested donation: $10
Join the Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design (COGdesign) and Darrah Cole, Senior Horticulturist and Designer at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, for a talk titled “A Changing Urban Landscape: the Evolution of the Rose Kennedy Greenway.”
Find out how the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has renewed its landscape through design, careful plant choice, and an organic soil improvements. Cole will discuss the successes, lessons, and challenges of designing and maintaining the Rose Kennedy Greenway, with special attention to Lynden Miller‘s work with the North End and Patrick Cullina’s design renovations in the Wharf District.
Darrah Cole has worked with the Rose Kennedy Greenway since 2011 designing containers and gardens, performing organic horticulture, and writing the Greenway’s What’s in Bloom blog. She created the Demonstration and Rain Garden in Dewey Square to renew the landscape after the Occupy encampment. Prior to her work at the Greenway, Cole studied glassblowing, worked as a chef and a farmer, and maintained the Heronswood rare plant nursery gardens, and managed landscape at Martha Stewart’s summer estate in Seal Harbor, ME, and The Chimneys in Manchester-by-the-Sea.