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Products Needed for 2012 Legacy Project in Phoenix

In 2008, ASLA introduced the Legacy Project as a gift to the host city of the Annual Meeting and EXPO. The host chapter ASLA members team up with the local affiliate of the ACE Mentor Program to design a project using products donated by generous EXPO exhibitors to be installed after the meeting. Many EXPO exhibitors donate products and plants for the project, allowing ASLA to give back to the city that hosts the meeting.

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This year’s ASLA legacy project will upgrade the horticulture program greenhouse and build a courtyard garden at Metro Tech High School in Phoenix. Metro Tech provides vocational training to students from 15 high schools in the Phoenix Union High School District. The ASLA Arizona chapter will work with ACE mentor students and Metro Tech students and faculty to upgrade the facilities with paved spaces, raised planters, benches, and gardens. The volunteers are developing the project as a coordinated effort with the schools’ culinary and drafting departments, incorporating it into the curriculum.

 ASLA/ACE Legacy Project volunteers, students, and product donors will be recognized during the opening general session on Saturday, September 29, at 8:00 a.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center. A special ad recognizing the donors will run in Landscape Architecture Magazine following the meeting.

Listed below are items needed for the project. If you can provide any of these, please contact Galen Drake, ASLA, of Stantec, at galen.drake@stantec.com. If you don’t see the plants or products you can offer listed, please offer them anyway. The volunteers will try to incorporate them.

ITEM EST. QUANTITY DESCRIPTION
Permeable pavers600–1,500 SF Variety of types 
Benches8–10 Recycled materials preferred 
Shade structure1 10’x10’ minimum Metal w/solid roof or tensile structure 
Shade cloth1,000 SF minimum 
Tree Grates3–6 
Trench Drain20 LF minimum 
Lights (low voltage or solar)6 lights minimum Complete system w/wire + transformer  
Bicycle racks2
Drip irrigation equipmentShould include emitters, tubing, valves 
Irrigation controller1
Capable of handling multiple programs 
Fencing120 LF Ornamental metal, 6 feet high preferred 
Picnic tables/outdoor tables4–8 Recycled materials preferred 
Pots (min 12" dia)10–20 
Composting equipment2 systems 
Trash and recycling receptacles2 of each 
Trellises 6 minimum 
Arbors
Rainwater Harvesting Equipment
1 system 
Green Screen
Outdoor speakers3–6 
Mulch, soil amendments
PlantsNative plants preferred 
Custom SignageFor the whole garden + specific signs 
Hydroponic supplies
EdgingFor beds or pavers 
Garden ornamentsNatural materials, such as stone 
Retaining wall blocksFor construction of 2- to 3-foot-high planters
Outdoor kitchen appliances*Oven, grill, counter, sink, refrigerator  
Subsurface drainage systemFor raised planters 

* This would be used through coordinated programs with the culinary department and classes. 



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