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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)


Community Membership

Benefits include:

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


Professional Membership

Enjoy Community benefits, plus:

  • Professional level gets 1 discounted ticket
  • Membership directory listing
  • Listing in Eco-Pro Directory


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

David Little, Kaw Valley Organic Lawn Care

Kaw Valley specializes in both suburban and rural lawn care. We learned lawn care by being rural property managers and keepers, realizing that larger lawns and acreages require a different approach to be cost effective. We apply a sensible, organic approach to any size lawn, giving you the results you expect by applying solid land-management principles.

John and Laura Kelly, Land Design, Inc.

Land Design provides landscape consulting services ranging from simple 2 hour consultations to master landscape plans and project management in Albany NY's Capital Region.

Hortulus Animae - Mindful Garden Design

Hortulus Animae is a niche design studio that provides integrated full-service solutions for residential landscapes and estates in the Hudson Valley and beyond. We provide exuberant plant-driven design with an emphasis on sustainability and ecology, and create site-specific and client appropriate designs for casual, traditional, formal or contemporary styles.

Design Wild

Working at the intersection of landscape design, humans and community well-being. Through the magic of plants, we harness the wild beauty of nature to inspire peace and health for individuals, neighborhoods, and ecosystems.

Sue Avery, Nature's Edge

A passionate regard for the wonders of nature inspires me when I design a garden. My designs include diverse (preferably native) plant material to increase biodiversity, sustainable irrigation and maintenance methods, and an informed choice of hardscape material. Sustainability, functionality and judicial use of space are considered.

Carrie Wiles, North Creek Nurseries

North Creek strives to promote sustainable outdoor environments. As a wholesale propagation nursery, we specialize in growing starter plugs of perennials, grasses, ferns, vines, and shrubs with an emphasis on Eastern US native plants. Our plants are used by wholesale growers and landscape contractors. Our vision is to be a leader in the development and practice of sustainable horticultural systems while delighting our customers. Great Plants Start Here!™

John Hemmerle, Our Land Organics, LLC

Giving clients the confidence and direction to develop their property into a beautiful, low maintenance yard that can provide nutrient dense food, wildlife habitat and a deep connection to nature.

Ellen Snyder, Ibis Wildlife Consulting

Assisting public and private landowners and communities with wildlife habitat and land stewardship

Kim and James Brown, New Moon Nursery

Providing wholesale eastern native perennial plant material for landscape professionals, container production, storm water management, and restoration.

Kevin Cocklereece. Kevin Cocklereece Landscape Services

Our local Cape Cod company offers design, construction, and gardening/maintenance capewide to clients interested in professional and detail oriented services. VISIT:

Kathleen Connolly, Speaking of Landscapes, LLC

Kathy Connolly is a landscape designer, writer, and speaker who loves to help people create, care for, and enjoy their home and community landscapes. Kathy emphasizes earth-friendly designs, native plants, and low-impact land care techniques.

Darryl Newman, Planters' Choice Nursery

Nestled in the hills of Western Connecticut, Planters’ Choice Nursery has been growing and sourcing beautiful plant material for discerning professionals for 50 years. Since 1970 we continue to support the ever-growing demand for quality nursery stock, always increasing and improving our native plant offerings together with exceptional customer service!

Irene Barber, Greenscapes Design LLC and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Horticultural Therapist and Landscape Designer - Enjoy the outdoors on your own property, small or extensive, imagine the possibilities. They don't need to break the bank, start simple, a little out of the box and you'll be amazed.

Elisa Meara of Native Plant Landscape Design Corp

Functional gardens that are beautiful, low maintenance, and kind to the environment.

Inge Daniels, Inge Daniels Design Landscape Architecture

Inge Daniels Design is a design-driven studio practice providing comprehensive landscape architectural services to clients throughout New England. Each project we design is unique, responding to the character & complexities of the site and its ecological systems, and the specific practical and experiential interests of our clients.

John Kelly, Land Design, Inc.

Landscape Designer celebrating 27 years in the industry here in the Capital District. I've owned my own design / project management company since 2003. With a team of specialists working under my supervision, we can install any size project. Specialties: Plant material, conceptual plans offering different approaches to hardscapes, poolscapes, entries, LED landscape lighting that brings the landscape alive at night.

Shay Lunseth, Organic Lawns by LUNSETH

We are an alternative to chemically-based lawn care - based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. We provide corn gluten meal, 100% OMRI-certified organic fertilizer, dry compost, chelated iron, aeration, seeding and landscaping services - naturally, we can help!

Jonny, REGENERATE Garden Co.

A blend of horticulture, ecology, and small-scale urban agriculture, we strike a balance between artistic planting design and creating gardens that make sense for a changing world – and invite you to join the fun!

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.

Tony Somers, SWCA Environmental Consultants

Since 1981, SWCA has offered comprehensive environmental planning, regulatory compliance, and natural and cultural resources management services. SWCA's dedicated ecological restoration, landscape architecture, and engineering team designs, permits, and builds environmentally responsible projects ranging from multi-mile stream restorations and wetland enhancements to pollinator friendly solar sites and municipal park and trail designs.

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.

Barbara Ryan, Backyard Bounty, Chain Bridge Native Landscapes LLC

Creating sustainable landscapes that work with nature and improve ecological function. Offering Landscape Consultation; Landscape Site Assessment; Landscape Design; and Installation Supervision.

Carolle Huber, Carolle Huber Landscape Architecture

I have been creating beautiful landscapes for over 25 years- working on commercial developments, wetlands restoration, public gardens and residential design. These days, I gravitate toward residential design and sustainable projects, with the goal of inspiring awe, while doing right by the environment. I call this suburban ecology.

Izel Native Plants

Izel Native Plants is a marketplace and unique e-commerce solution to the challenge of sourcing native plants. By combining the inventories of wholesale growers and nurseries from the East Coast to the Midwest, we offer an unparalleled selection plants sold as plugs, and the convenience of a fully functional shopping cart with upfront pricing. Trade and non-trade customers are welcome!

Caroline Ralston, Mt. Cuba Center

With paths welcoming guests from the formal gardens of a du Pont mansion through stunning vistas, intimate woodlands and lush meadows, Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden that puts the beauty of native landscapes on display to inspire conservation. Learn more at

Trecia Neal, Green Gardens Education and Designs

GGED is here to help you transform your property to a haven for wildlife, while at the same time making it productive and beautiful for the owner. We know from research that native plants are the answer to the extreme drops we see in populations of birds, pollinators and other wildlife. We believe that everyone can do their part to help by changing their property, or even just a corner of their yard to native plants that support wildlife.

Bevan Shimizu, Shimizu Landscape Design

Design/build company that likes to incorporate Japanese garden principles with sustainable practices and native plants.