ASLA/ACE Mentor Legacy Project

In 2008, ASLA introduced the Legacy Project as a gift to the host city of the annual conference. The host chapter teams up with the local affiliate of the ACE Mentor Program to design a project to be installed after the meeting. Many EXPO exhibitors donate products and plants each year for the project, allowing ASLA to give back to the city that hosts the meeting.

2019 ASLA/ACE Mentor Legacy Project EarthLab

This year, the team in San Diego has decided to move forward with EarthLab as our site for the Legacy Project. EarthLab is an outdoor climate action park serving over 3000 students and their families each year. Working with cutting edge education and climate leaders regionally and beyond, EarthLab advances a new model of experiential education, technical training, and mentoring to activate the unparalleled potential of these underserved communities.

Currently, the leadership at EarthLab is preparing their next phase of development which will consist of creating a new primary entry way and gathering space to expand part of their services to the public.

EXPO exhibitors generously donate products and plants each year for the project, allowing ASLA to give back to the city that hosts the meeting. For information on how to assist with or donate to this project, visit or stop by the San Diego Host Chapter Booth in the registration area during the conference.

ASLA EXPO Exhibitors

This is an all-volunteer led project and, as in year’s past, support is needed from ASLA EXPO exhibitors. Below are items needed for the project. Exhibitors can pledge donations either before or during the 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture.

Materials needed specifically for the Legacy Project include planters, seating, hardscape materials, bike racks, and trellises. Unfortunately we cannot accept live plants at this time. Details about signing up for your pledged donations will be available here, later this summer.