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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)

* 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)

* 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

* 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 in the ELA Newsletter
  • 10% discount off ELA website advertising
  • Inclusion in PR efforts and specialty outreach


Meet some of our ELA Members

Cayla Mäki-Pittman

Cayla Mäki-Pittman, Harmless Gardens

Harmless Gardens is a sustainable garden design and maintenance business with a focus on native plants and low-maintenance design.

Lucy Dinsmore

Lucy Dinsmore, Plant Lady Lucy LLC

Plant Lady Lucy is based in Southern Chester County, PA and provides ecological garden design and consulting services with a focus on native plants. She offers solutions to the varied issues of our landscapes, including adding more native plants and seasonal interest to the garden; creating wildlife habitat and attracting pollinators; converting lawn into garden; and solving stormwater problems. She serves Chester County, PA and New Castle County, DE.

deanna jayne

deanna jayne, ecoDesigns & Natural Companions

ecoDesigns is dedicated to the creation and preservation of ecological and sustainable outdoor living spaces. Transform lawns into meadows and join the Pollinator Pathway movement. Reclaim invasive forest margins and regenerate historical native habitat for local flora and fauna. Add water / fire element and edibles to back yard. Hand drawn Master or Sketch designs. Natural Companions is a worker cooperative nursery that offers ecotypic native and permaculture plants ~ visit our online shop to place an order for pick up. Memberships available.

Angela Tanner

Angela Tanner, Jenick Studio

Massachusetts based landscape architecture and conservation planning firm specializing in the integration of ecology and modern design. Services include Landscape architecture, Land Management Planning, Conservation Permitting, and Restoration of Native Coastal and Wetland areas.

Jeff Lorenz

Jeff Lorenz, Refugia Design

Since 2015, Refugia Design has been offering native landscape design-build, winning awards from the Perennial Plant Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, American Horticultural Society and more. Annual award-winning exhibitors at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show , Refugia is known for an immersive, naturalistic design aesthetic, meadow expertise and sustainable practices. Ground-breaking initiatives include its Ecological Greenway Network of 165+ productive native habitats that promote connectivity, biodiversity and ecological refuge for plants and wildlife throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area and Jersey Shore.

Kristin Andres

Kristin Andres, Association to Preserve Cape Cod

The Association to Preserve Cape Cod is the region’s leading nonprofit environmental organization, working for the adoption of laws, policies and programs that protect and enhance Cape Cod’s natural resources and quality of life. Since 1968, APCC has been Cape Cod’s voice for the environment. Our efforts have led to landmark achievements in water resource protection, land preservation and smart growth, earning APCC the reputation as Cape Cod’s most prominent and influential environmental advocacy group.

Makaila Weir

Makaila Weir, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden

The Horticulturist safely completes horticulture maintenance and documentation while improving plant collections and seasonal displays within available resources. The Horticulturist can play numerous roles and specializes in various aspects of Conservatory operations. This role supports departmental and facility goals, mission, and values with a strong emphasis on customer service.

Jennifer Brunelle

Jennifer Brunelle, Greenleaf Designer Gardens LLC

Since 2016, Greenleaf Designer Gardens LLC has been helping homeowners in the Greater Boston area create stunning, sustainable landscapes. We believe in the power of nature, which is why we focus on using native plants, promoting pollinator preservation, and incorporating organic practices in our design and maintenance service. Our goal is to not only beautify your outdoor space, but also make a positive impact on the environment.



Staghorn NYC is a full-service landscape design firm focusing on creating functional and enduring landscapes for residential clients. Since 2014, we have transformed countless outdoor spaces including rooftop and terraces gardens, as well as front and backyard gardens in the NYC area and beyond.

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."