Boston’s Gardens and Green Spaces
Meg Muckenhoupt, author of “Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces”, will speak about Boston’s landscape history and the new appreciation for its many parks and public spaces, both new and old.
Meg Muckenhoupt is an environmental and travel writer and co-creator of the GREEN SPACES: Boston smartphone app. She has appeared on NPR’s Radio Boston and WCVB’s Chronicle, as well as WGBH’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 Boston’s greatest unknown parks to audiences around New England. Her blog about Boston land history and current-day controversies appears at Union Park Press.
Meg was awarded a certificate in Field Botany by the New England Wild Flower Society and earned degrees from Harvard and Brown University. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of each month at the Tufts Administration Building, (TAB), 167 Holland Street, second floor, wheelchair accessible. Parking is available, and the building is a ten-minute walk from the Davis Square MBTA stop.