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We are diverse in many ways but united in common purpose.
Our members align around these fundamental principles:

  • We believe in using landscaping practices that are environmentally safe.
  • We understand that natural systems are the best guide for learning how to develop and maintain healthy landscapes.
  • We value landscaping methods that are based upon scientific studies and practical experience.
  • We are committed to educating ourselves and others about ecological landscaping methods.
  • We strive to create a network of dedicated people who can be a powerful agent for change.

Find the membership level that is right for you. 

Student Membership

For full-time students who want to become an active part of ELA’s mission

Benefits include:

  • Discounted registrations
  • Free registration for webinars
  • Access to member’s only area on the ELA website (includes all archived webinars)

* Gift memberships now available!


Community Membership

Benefits include:

  • Discounted registrations
  • Free registration for webinars
  • Access to member’s only area on the ELA website (includes all archived webinars)

* Gift memberships now available!


Professional Membership

Enjoy Community benefits, plus:

  • Professional level gets 1 discounted ticket
  • Listing in ELA Speaker’s Bureau
  • Membership directory listing
  • Listing in Eco-Pro Directory

* Gift memberships now available!


Company Membership

Enjoy Professional benefits, plus:

  • Up to 4 discounted registrations for all ELA events
  • Listing in ELA Speaker’s Bureau
  • Your company’s profile featured in one month in the ELA Newsletter
  • 10% discount off ELA website advertising
  • Inclusion in PR efforts and specialty outreach


Meet some of our ELA Members

Nathan Lamb

Nathan Lamb, Nathan Lamb Gardening + Ecology

I’m interested in the intersection of horticulture and ecology, and I work to combine what I’ve learned from 12 years of work and study in both disciplines to create beautiful landscapes that support wildlife and humans while eliminating the need for herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, and excessive irrigation. I’m available for one-on-one garden coaching, either in person or virtually, to help aspiring gardeners get their hands dirty. I also offer full garden design services, project management, and ongoing garden care.

Jason Goldman

Jason Goldman, Flower To The People

Flower To The People is a garden design company aimed at creating ecological havens for both people and wildlife. No matter the location, we pick a selection of plants that will be perfect for your setup.

Elena Pascarella

Elena Pascarella, Landscape Elements LLC

LANDSCAPE ELEMENTS, LLC provides a full range of landscape architectural services.We utilize the most up to date principles of sustainable site design, landscape ecology and cultural landscape preservation to create projects that preserve and enhance historic and cultural landscape patterns, conserve natural resources and minimize impacts to the environment. This approach provides clients with projects that are sustainable and that maintain and enhance the unique character of the site.

Harriet Henderson

Harriet Henderson, Cushing & Henderson

Cushing & Henderson is a landscape architecture firm in Unionville, PA, with projects at the residential and institutional level. For residential projects, our projects range in scale from small residential courtyards to large properties, with designs ranging from naturalistic to formal, with an emphasis on native plants. For institutional projects, we have designed projects at PA's Governor's Residence (overall plan with four detailed gardens), Haverford College (Denis Asian inspired garden) and Villanova University (campus entrance with naturalistic allee; Mendel Science Center plaza).

Lee Dugger

Lee Dugger, Earthscapes Collaborative LLC

We work with residential and commercial clients to develop landscape plans using sustainable practices. We strive to merge ecology with horticulture using native plants and locally sourced materials. Our services include design, consulting, installation and garden maintenance.

Zachary Berger

Zachary Berger, Zachary Berger Associates, Ltd.

Zachary Berger Associates is an ecological land planning and consulting firm, founded in 1997 and serving all of New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. We provide design, consulting and administration for land conservation and restoration throughout northern New England. We are experienced in working with challenging environments- mountainside, lakeside and oceanside.

Carol Lundeen

Carol Lundeen, Carol E Lundeen

Garden-911 Boston helps people create and maintain healthier landscape habitats for people and pollinators, grounded in native plant and organic horticulture and design services in eastern MA.

Karina Lapierre

Karina Lapierre, Lavish Gardens

Our mission is to design and build beautiful, multifunctional and sustainable outdoor spaces that draw you and your family outside to connect with nature. We strive to use ecological design and installation practices to create beautiful and functional outdoor spaces that include what is needed for a thriving ecosystem right here at home - diversified plantings, healthy soils, sources of clean fresh water - all elements that attract and provide shelter and food for wildlife and other beneficial organisms. Why? Because we believe that living well is connecting with nature.

Sharon Burnham

Sharon Burnham, GardenVitals LLC

I am a Garden Consultant and Coach. I troubleshoot problem areas and teach people how to better care for their gardens. I lecture on a variety of topics.

Ramsay Harik

Ramsay Harik, Deep Roots Landscape Design

We are a small landscape design firm in Bloomington, Indiana specializing in native plants and organic methods.