"There's no way that we can help children to learn to love and preserve the planet if we don't give them direct experiences with the miracles and blessings of nature. " ~ Anita Rui Olds
Meghan C. Mick, ASLA
Meghan started From the Ground Up in the summer of 2009, with the goal of enriching and diversifying the use of outdoor spaces. She is motivated by the opportunity to get people outdoors and she is passionate about the spaces and ideals that will be left behind to her three children.
In an effort to provide experiences to get families outside more, Meghan and her husband, Russ, started Red Dirt Discoveries - a family nature club and summer camp with the goal of getting kids outside, encouraging exploration and self-directed play, and connecting people to place.
Meghan received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University and her MLA (Masters in Landscape Architecture) from the College of Design at North Carolina State University. She has spent over twenty years working in the design professions - graphic design, advertising, planning, exhibit design, and landscape architecture. She became a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional in 2007, is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Children & Nature Network. She has been involved in her local community as a volunteer with various organizations which focus their efforts on children, education, public health, art, design, and the environment. Meghan also served as an adjunct instructor at FAMU in Landscape Architecture and FSU in Urban & Regional Planning, Public Art, and Interior Design from 2010 to 2015. Now a full-time Assistant Professor at FSU, she looks forward to continuing to investigate the ways that design affects our everyday experiences, our health and well-being, and our relationship with the natural world.
When she's not working, Meghan enjoys running, catching up with friends, and spending time with her family . . . preferably outside.