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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

Shay Lunseth

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!

Jay Archer

Jay Archer, Green Jay Landscaping

Green Jay Landscaping specializes in Landscape Design Master Plans that maximize ecosystem services and elevate outdoor living. We believe every plot of land is an opportunity to protect and improve our soils, waterways, air and abundant biodiversity, while reducing toxic exposures and personal stress. GJL’s expertise includes: pollinator gardens, organic meadows, stormwater infrastructure & rain gardens, natural stone masonry, natural swimming ponds and permaculture.

Lauren Lautner

Lauren Lautner, For Seasons Eco Design

For Seasons has been based in Marblehead MA for 30 years. Our focus is on low maintenance, seaside gardens that restore habitat and connect homeowners to the natural world, all while creating beautiful outdoor spaces!

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.

Joseph Russell

Joseph Russell, Summersweet Native Plants

We are a retail plant nursery specializing in mid-Atlantic and northeastern native plants for home garden and landscape applications.

Michele Adams

Michele Adams, Meliora Design

Founded in 2007 with a focus on sustainable site design and water resources management, Meliora Design’s mission is to create better relationships with our environment by developing engineering solutions that build respectfully and enhance our communities, protecting and restoring our natural resources. We are privileged to serve a wide range of clients including government agencies, universities, commercial developers, institutions, community organizations, and advocacy groups.

Karin Robison

Karin Robison, NatureWorks Landscape Services, Inc.

For more than 20 years, NatureWorks has enjoyed working with discerning homeowners in the Boston area to maintain and improve their landscapes. Our clients enjoy the simplification and value that comes from working with one company for all of their outdoor needs.

Abigail Leonard

Abigail Leonard, Art People Nature - Design by Abigail Leonard

Abigail Leonard design collaborates frequently with local landscape architects and habitat design and restoration specialists. The goal is to elevate reclaiming habitats in our gardens that are beautifully designed, thoughtful, and immerse us the local ecological identity of where we live. Abigail offers full design and planting services, consultations to guide your own gardening process, and full service garden and habitat care through collaboration with Phoenix Habitats.

Redbud Native

Redbud Native, Redbud Native Plant Nursery

We strive to offer the most diverse selection of native plants in the region with an extensive selection for woodlands, wetlands, riparian buffers, meadows, hedgerows, shrub borders, rain gardens, ponds, and home landscapes for retail and wholesale customers. We gladly advise customers on plant selection.

Jason Isenberg

Jason Isenberg, REALM

REALM is the outdoor sustainability solution. It's a call for transformation…an invitation to take matters into your own hands…the rethinking of fragile natural systems and the impetus to be a part of the solution, instead of remaining a part of the problem. REALM is the intersection of environmental stewardship and style. REALM is the remedy to unimaginative design and the cure for outdated practices. It’s about the REALM of possibilities…REALM as your personal kingdom…REALM as your unique space. Comfort, style, affordability and responsibility are not mutually exclusive ideas. So throw out your preconceived notions of what a landscape company is. Shift your view and work with us. We’re here to make an impact. If it's outside, it's within our REALM.