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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; and
  • 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

Ann Mattingly, DE Center Horticulture

The Delaware Center for Horticulture inspires individuals and communities through the power of plants.

John Hemmerle, Our Land Organics, LLC

Giving clients the confidence and direction to develop their property into a beautiful, low maintenance yard that can provide nutrient dense food, wildlife habitat and a deep connection to nature.

Sands Alexander, Annisquam Landcare, Inc.

Established in 2002, Annisquam Landcare, Inc. is a full service landscape firm based in Gloucester, Massachusetts. We provide landscape design, construction, maintenance, and lawn care services and products of the highest quality to fulfill all of our clients landscape needs. Through the application of craftsmanship, best practices, and high quality, safe, and effective products, we work with our clients to enhance the beauty, function, value, safety, and health of their properties.

Amy Cornelius, Greenbeams

Tune up your sustainable lifestyle with GreenBeams by looking critically at your utility consumption, by becoming fully conscious of your purchasing choices, by being open to new travel experiences, and by surrounding yourself with beautiful design at home and in the garden.

Sue Avery, Nature's Edge

A passionate regard for the wonders of nature inspires me when I design a garden. My designs include diverse (preferably native) plant material to increase biodiversity, sustainable irrigation and maintenance methods, and an informed choice of hardscape material. Sustainability, functionality and judicial use of space are considered.

Ellen Snyder, Ibis Wildlife Consulting

Assisting public and private landowners and communities with wildlife habitat and land stewardship

Kim and James Brown, New Moon Nursery

Providing wholesale eastern native perennial plant material for landscape professionals, container production, storm water management, and restoration.

Michael Bald, Got Weeds?

Got Weeds? is a Vermont company that uses manual and non-synthetic control methods to eradicate, contain, or suppress non-native invasive plants

Richard Cundiff, Cundiff's Tree Care

Full service tree care and landscaping - 100% organic - safe for your family and the environment!

Kathleen Connolly, Speaking of Landscapes, LLC

Kathy Connolly is a landscape designer, writer, and speaker who loves to help people create, care for, and enjoy their home and community landscapes. Kathy emphasizes earth-friendly designs, native plants, and low-impact land care techniques.

Daniel Ballard, Convivial Gardens LLC

Since 1950, we have led the effort to permanently protect nearly 110 million acres of wilderness. We have been at the forefront of nearly every major public lands victory.

Irene Barber, Greenscapes Design LLC and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Horticultural Therapist and Landscape Designer - Enjoy the outdoors on your own property, small or extensive, imagine the possibilities. They don't need to break the bank, start simple, a little out of the box and you'll be amazed.

Lori Silvia, St. George's School

Gardener/Designer at St. George's School

Alex Betz, Kurt Bluemel, Inc.

Kurt Bluemel, Inc. wholesale nursery division provides hardy perennials and ornamental grasses. The continued commitment is to provide its customers with a diverse selection of professionally grown plant material promptly and courteously has led the company to over 45 years of successfully serving the horticultural community.

Peter Birnbaum, Cooper's Hollow Farm - Native Plants

Locally grown wholesale nursery offering a selection of native shade and semi-shade loving forbs, grasses and shrubs.

John Kelly, Land Design, Inc.

Landscape Designer celebrating 27 years in the industry here in the Capital District. I've owned my own design / project management company since 2003. With a team of specialists working under my supervision, we can install any size project. Specialties: Plant material, conceptual plans offering different approaches to hardscapes, poolscapes, entries, LED landscape lighting that brings the landscape alive at night.

Nanette Masi, Back to Nature

We design landscapes that are beautiful from spring through winter, borrowing scenes from nature for inspiration, designing primarily with native plants to attract birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects. Landscapes are installed with care, using organic techniques & materials to encourage long term health of plants and soil.

Elena Pascarella, Landscape Elements LLC

Offering Institutional Site Planning and Landscape Design; Master Planning and Site/Landscape Design; Historic and Cultural Landscape Research, Planning and Design; Landscape Ecology and Site Design; Site Planning and Landscape Design for Municipal Facilities, Commercial and Residential Properties, and Roof Gardens.

Barbara Ryan, Backyard Bounty, Chain Bridge Native Landscapes LLC

Creating sustainable landscapes that work with nature and improve ecological function. Offering Landscape Consultation; Landscape Site Assessment; Landscape Design; and Installation Supervision.

John Scalf, JE Scalf Garden Design LLC

Restoring our connection with nature through ecological garden design. Native plants and wild landscapes are the inspiration behind each design. Design. Installation. Maintenance. Serving the greater Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky.

Chad Wilson, Wilsons Natural Landscaping, llc

Wilson's Natural Landscaping, LLC. now offers complete design and build services and site management programs and is one of the most peer and client respected firms in the Charlotte region.

Grace Wicks, Graceful Gardens of Philadelphia, INC

Graceful Gardens is a full service urban gardening company that provides design, installation, and maintenance services for residential and commercial gardens in downtown Philadelphia. Utilizing organic gardening techniques and materials, we combine our love for nature, food, design, and a healthy urban habitat to serve the Philadelphia community.

John Tycz, Go Organic, LLC

We provide all organic services to maintain your lawn, garden and landscape. Offering Lawn Care, Lawn Renovations, Plant Health Care, Pest Control Programs, Do-It-Yourself Programs, and Vegetable Garden services.

Tom Sullivan, Pollinators Welcome

Offering Design, Consultation, Installation, Site Analysis for Habitat and Food Production, Site Assessment for Assessing Potential. Pollinators Welcome artfully weaves bee habitats into edible landscapes.