How one designer is making a difference

COGdesign’s mission is to provide excellent landscape design to underserved communities. Barbara Connolly’s work for COGdesign has been an outstanding model of service and design excellence Barbara Connolly applied to COGdesign to design New Bedford’s Abolition Plaza, a site on a vacant … Continued

Folsom St. Garden Thrives with Neighbor’s Care

  Simora, a Folsom Street resident, has been toting water from his house across the street to the Folsom Street Community Garden, a COGdesign project site installed last April. Now, he’s harvesting his tomatoes, greens, and healthy eggplants. Thank you, … Continued

Germantown Circle Comes Together

The Germantown Rotary is the most prominent feature of Quincy’s largest public housing development. Thousands of people see it every day as they travel to more than 850 housing units. The rotary has many recently-planted trees, and a distinctive center “lighthouse,” but … Continued

COGdesign Calls for New Projects

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The Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design (COGdesign) is seeking community groups from underserved areas of Boston and eastern Massachusetts to receive pro-bono landscape design and landscape architecture services. Applications for spring 2017 projects are due on Friday, September 16. … Continued

Symphony Park’s New Sculpture Sparkles!

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COGdesign’s Symphony Park Boston project reopened in June 2015 after a six-year journey from community meetings to design to reviews to ribbon-cutting. Now, the long-awaited site-specific sculpture by Jacob Kulin has been installed, completing the park’s design by COGdesign volunteer Jon Pate ASLA. … Continued

Got plants? Woodland species needed for Mother Brook

Diana Simon, a COGdesign volunteer working with the Mother Brook Community Art Center in Dedham, is seeking plants to restore a woodland area of the Mother Brook site next to the Charles River. COGdesign volunteer David Jay designed an accessible trail through … Continued

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