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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. 

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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)
  • Access to Into the Weeds, ELA’s quarterly members-only publication

* 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)
  • Access to Into the Weeds, ELA’s quarterly members-only publication

* 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
  • Access to Into the Weeds, ELA’s quarterly members-only publication (contact staff for advertising opportunities)

* 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 of the ELA Monthly Bulletin, and one issue of ELA’s quarterly members-only publication, Into the Weeds
  • 10% discount off ELA website advertising
  • Inclusion in PR efforts and specialty outreach


Meet some of our ELA Members

Anthony Marinello

Anthony Marinello, Dropseed Native Landscapes

Dropseed Native Landscapes is retail nursery & consultation service. We specialize in ecotypic, rare, edible, and otherwise hard-to-find plants that are native to Long Island and the surrounding region.

Susan Opton

Susan Opton, Terrascapes Landscape Design & Fine Gardening

Terrascapes is a sustainable landscape design company rooted in land and wildlife conservation principles. A fixed philosophy of giving back to the environment and helping others is at the core of Susan’s landscape design and gardening practice. Terrascapes provides design and installation services while also offering organic horticultural maintenance as a tool to maintaining beautiful gardens and surrounds.

Anne Stewart

Anne Stewart, Anne Stewart Landscape Design

Recently, the definition of what a home means has gone through a huge transformation. Not only is it a place where we raise our children and come together as a family at the end of the day, it is also a school, a workplace, our entertainment source, and our place to relax. We believe that by deeply listening to the changing needs of our clients and taking the time to understand what will bring you joy, we can create outdoor spaces that expand your home beyond four walls, creating a more well-rounded and fulfilling lifestyle.

Cara Montague

Cara Montague, Wildscape Design, LLC

Wildscape Design—a partnership between Cara Montague and Rowan Cignoni—specializes in designing, building, and managing landscapes and ecological restoration projects for residential and commercial sites. We work at a range of project scales, from small garden beds to master plans for entire properties. Through our designs, we aim to increase the beauty and function of each property, while improving habitat value, biodiversity, and resilience to climate change. As designers with backgrounds in permaculture and organic gardening, we have a particular interest in plant-centered design and aim to create richly layered plant communities, based in ecology and inspired by horticulture. We specialize in organic land care practices, reducing lawns, creating native pollinator gardens, and building green sanctuaries where life thrives.

Kelley Oklesson

Kelley Oklesson, Groundsmith Collective

Groundsmith Collective provides conscientious landscape architecture services with a focus on promoting responsible social and environmental change. The design studio lives by the words of thought leader Mickey Fearn, "innovation, creativity, and systemic solutions grow in the gaps between the disciplines."

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.

Amanda McClean

Amanda McClean, 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!

Wendy Lindquist

Wendy Lindquist, Lindquist Landscape Design

Lindquist Design is a full service design company offering master plans, installation and a maintenance program. We are dedicated to sustainable design practices. Most of our work is in Fairfield County, CT and we occasionally travel to New York and Pennsylvania.

Brooke Gwendolyn Safford

Brooke Gwendolyn Safford, Blooming Landscape & Design

Blooming Landscape & Design (BLD) specializes in beautiful, functional and environmentally friendly landscapes. BLD offers the following services: 1. Site analysis 2. Flora and fauna inventories 3. Landscape design 4. Regenerative design 5. Landscape installation 6. Landscape maintenance 7. Native pollinator gardens 8. Permaculture design 9. Food forests 10. Birdscapes 11. Biodynamic soil treatments 12. Trail design 13. Xeriscape/Water-wise landscapes 14. Rainwater harvesting 15. Regenerative lawns 16. Professional consultation 17. Workshops

Norcross Wildlife Foundation

Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Norcross Wildlife Foundation

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