ELA News

You asked for more opportunities to gather and talk with other ELA members about projects and strategies, and ELA listened. This summer ELA introduces Members’ Receptions.

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Tour the Stevens-Coolidge gardens at ELA’s first Members’ Reception.

Our inaugural event takes place at 6:30pm on June 24th in northeastern Massachusetts at the Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover. Continue reading

MA Horticultural Society Wins 2014 Environmental Vision Award

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s exhibit “Eden on the Charles” at this year’s Boston Flower & Garden Show (March 12-16, 2014) received the Ecological Landscape Alliance Environmental Vision Award. “Eden on the Charles” illustrated the show theme, “Romance in the Garden,” with a design that highlighted two love stories that took place at Mass Hort’s Elm Bank Estate in Dover, MA. Continue reading

by Emma Vautour

As a student of ecology and an aspiring ecological landscaper, it was a privilege to attend the 2014 ELA conference and learn from many of the leading figures in the field. The conference rooms seemed to reverberate with the buzz of so many excited earth-enthusiasts, communally appreciating what fascinates them most. The general liveliness was underpinned by finely-tuned, intellectual discussions of innovative techniques and new understanding. Continue reading

Discover Cover.140Discover Ecological Landscaping is a concise introduction to the concepts and practices at the root  landscapes managed with an eye to long-term health and sustainability. Originally published in 2005, ELA’s introductory guide was first available as a printed booklet, and more recently as a pdf for self-printing from the ELA website. (Click here to access.) Continue reading

by Trevor Smith

For over 20 years, ELA has grown and changed, adding to its educational events and appealing to an ever broader audience that shares an interest in ecological land care. Today I am pleased to announce a name change that we believe more accurately reflects the ELA’s expanded role in the landscape community: Ecological Landscape Alliance. Continue reading

Native ferns, shrubs, and perennials line a brook gurgling from a shady grotto. Chartreuse containers overflow with leafy lettuce grown from seed. A single sculpture embodies the title of “From Maiden to Mother.” These were just a few of the features of the exhibit that won ELA’s 2013 Environmental Vision Award at the Boston Flower and Garden Show. Continue reading