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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
  • Listing in ELA Speaker’s Bureau
  • 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

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.

Mary Weber

Mary Weber, Mary Weber Landscape Architecture,PLLC

Mary Weber Landscape Architecture, PLLC brings experience and creativity to each design project, along with a commitment to environmental sustainability. Integrating native plants and wildlife-attracting plants is a core principle that is integrated into each project. MWLA excels at site-specific design as well as larger-scale planning projects and frequently collaborates on inter-disciplinary teams including architects, engineers, planners, and other consultants. Making urban areas more livable and vibrant by preserving and integrating nature, creating a sense of place and community, and providing safe options for pedestrian and bicycle travel is an essential value to the firm. Areas of specialization include public projects such as park and trails planning, plazas, and memorial gardens; children’s play and learning environments; stormwater projects including wetlands and bioretention, as well as residential and commercial site planning and design. The firm is a DBE/MWE/SPSF/HUB certified woman-owned business in the state of North Carolina.

David Little

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.

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.

Patty Shipley

Patty Shipley, Leaves for Wildlife

In 2020, I started a native plant nursery on my 10 acres. While I don’t currently offer landscaping services, I see the value in learning how to advise my neighbors and customers as I’m working to inspire them to undertake restoration efforts on their own properties. I’m part of a larger group of native growers that can be found at

Megan Riley

Megan Riley, M. R. Gardens

M. R. Gardens is a diverse ecologically minded business on a two-acre farm in Asheville N.C. The centerpiece is a passive solar greenhouse that produces high quality native perennials and complementary plants. We have an online store, and customers pick up their plant orders at the nursery. The surrounding farm is ecologically designed with native perennial gardens, swales, food forests, "microbe rich" vegetable beds, and slopes that have been stabilized with deep-rooted vegetation and other techniques. We offer tours, programs for professional gardeners, and other educational opportunities, and have a tiny house for short-term renters. It is quite popular on Airbnb!

Ronny Stelly

Ronny Stelly, Sylvatica Design, LLC

Sylvatica Design creates resilient landscapes that connect people with nature. Some of our services include landscape design and consulting, gardening installation, property maintenance and plant sales + delivery. Since 2010, we've been a part of the design, installation and maintenance of over 100 landscapes throughout New England.

Norcross Wildlife Foundation

Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Norcross Wildlife Foundation

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

Melissa McCormick

Melissa McCormick, Native Elements Garden Design

Native Elements Garden Design focuses on using native plants to create ecologically balanced, low-water, low-maintenance pollinator gardens for the Pikes Peak Region. Most of our clients have typical suburban yards; we serve do-it-yourselfers and those who want a contractor to complete the installation. The goal is to have a full, low-maintenance garden within three years.

Nanette Masi

Nanette Masi, Back to Nature

Creating landscapes that soothe the soul and engender a deeper connection to the natural world. Designs highlight native plant communities to attract birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects from spring through winter. Project Management & installation for long-term plant health using organic materials and methods. Simply beautiful landscape and wildlife photography. Creative and inspiring seminars.