Legacy Project

The annual Legacy Project is a gift to the under-served communities in our region from the USGBC-LA members who assist in designing, building, and supporting it. The Legacy Project team strives to ensure the project is community-supported, has an educational and sustainable focus, is replicable, and serves a variety of social-economic conditions.

The 2020 Legacy Project has been awarded to The West Adams Resiliency Garden

The West Adams Resiliency Garden will support formerly incarcerated people with employment and healing through building and caring for a rooftop garden at McCarty Memorial Christian Church.

Partners for the 2020 Legacy Project
Los Angeles Food Policy Council
McCarty Memorial Christian Church

Click here to read the 2020 USGBC-LA Legacy Project request for proposals.

2020 Legacy Project Timeline:
  • Proposal Submission Due Date: Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Finalists Selected and Notified: Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Final Presentations/Judging*: Monday, October 21st, 2019
  • 2020 Awardee Notified: Week of October 28th, 2019
  • MOU Signed: November 2019
  • Project Kickoff: January 2020
  • Project Completion & Ribbon Cutting: October 2020
2019 USGBC-LA Legacy Project was been awarded to Eco Urban Gardens’ Regenerative Learning Garden at Arroyo High School!
Eco Urban Gardens (EUG) garden installation at the Arroyo High School (AHS) Campus in El Monte, CA focuses on environmental education and its connection to our health and wellness. The Regenerative Learning Garden (RLG) demonstrates a variety of techniques for drought conditions including a Hugelkultur bed, swale, berms, meditation labyrinth and California native plant garden. The community will learn the principles of climate change and how to support healthy watersheds and regenerative landscapes. The project features the Community-supported agriculture (CSA) model and promises to reach over 2,200 high school students, as well as students’ families, school staff and the community surrounding the high school.
Email info@usgbc-la.org to get involved with the Legacy Project!


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Our Legacy Project is featured on KCET’s blog, please read it here