Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design (COGDesign)
When Lucia was in her thirties, she left a job as a TV videographer and producer to raise four foster children. A catalog for the Landscape Institute (then Radcliffe Seminars in Landscape Design) was delivered by mistake to her mailbox. Soon, the program became her lifeline to a stimulating learning environment, and a creative way to look at the world. She, along with two other students from the program, formed a non-profit organization that provides pro bono design services to under-resourced community groups. She has been the director of the Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design (COGdesign) since then. COGdesign has worked with over 80 community-based design projects in greater Boston. The LI continues to be a valuable resource for COGdesign, providing the majority of project designers and organization volunteers.