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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

Jonny Thomas

Jonny Thomas, 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!

Darryl Newman

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!

Daniel Delventhal

Daniel Delventhal, MowGreen LLC

We see the company’s lawn care services as one more way people can make environmentally friendly, organic and healthy choices in all areas of their lives, like local organic food, low or no emissions vehicles, solar power and green building. MowGreen has high standards beyond a pledge for sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, in care and respect for all stakeholders — customers and working partners alike. All staff are conscientious and aligned with our values.

David Jay

David Jay, Weinmayr/Jay Assoc. Inc.

I went to work for Michael Weinmayr in 1988, took over the commercial side of the business in 2004, and the rest of it on his death in 2012. Our work has included public housing renovation work, parks, playgrounds, healing gardens, eldercare facilities, church gardens, housing and land development, and private residential.

Refugia Design/Build

Refugia Design/Build, Refugia Design/Build

Refugia Ltd is an ecological landscape design/build and stewardship firm, with our design office located in Narberth, PA. Since 2015, Refugia has been offering distinctive native landscape design & built environments for both residential and commercial green spaces throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area and Jersey Shore. Annual exhibitors and award-winners at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Philadelphia Flower Show, Refugia is known for an immersive, naturalistic design aesthetic and meadow expertise at projects ranging in size from city yards to suburban estates. Ground-breaking initiatives include mapping the impact of our 100+ suburban native habitats via our Ecological Greenway Network to promote connectivity for wildlife and restore ecosystem function to neighborhoods.

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.

Norcross Wildlife Foundation

Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Norcross Wildlife Foundation

Protecting, enhancing, and expanding habitat for wildlife through conservation, education, and support

Michael Nerrie

Michael Nerrie, Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail

Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail is a nonprofit environmental and horticultural learning center on 125-acres of biodiverse land in Walpole, New Hampshire. Our mission is to make nature and the outdoors accessible to everyone, and inspire and empower children and adults, no matter their ability, to cultivate an intimate connection to the natural world.

Brooke Merriam

Brooke Merriam, Sunflower Designs, LLC

A landscape design firm based in Bristol, RI, creating unique landscapes and gardens for discerning clients who appreciate beauty, function, and quality and who are striving to live lightly on the land and bring nature into their daily lives.

Barbara Passero

Barbara Passero, Meadowscaping for Biodiversity (MS4B)

MEADOWSCAPING FOR BIODIVERSITY (MS4B) is a leader in promoting community environmental resilience. Our flagship program, the Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP), links learning to career-readiness. MS4B gives youth tools to address major challenges to society & the environment—nature-deprivation disorder, ecological indifference, lack of biodiversity, and climate change.