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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

Katie Hone

Katie Hone, The Monarch Gardener

The Monarch Gardener grows and sells to the general public over 50 species of native New England nectar plants and milkweeds. Educational programs are also available. Based in Ipswich, MA

Michele Hensey

Michele Hensey,

Designing new or replacement native plant gardens to beautify and increase biodiversity in our local community. Sharing knowledge and resources to build understanding and grass roots commitment to our environment through living landscapes.

Deirdhre Delaney

Deirdhre Delaney, Redtwig Garden Design llc

Redtwig Garden Design has been in business for 20 years. My designs emphasize native planting and an easy relaxed approach to landscaping.

Ellen Folts

Ellen Folts, Amanda's Garden

Amanda's Garden Native Perennial Nursery specializes in propagating and growing native perennial wildflowers, ferns, grasses and sedges. Since our inception in 1991, our mission has been to preserve and promote native habitat by creating high quality, healthy native plants. We strive not only to create sustainable habitats, but also to meet the unique needs of our customers.

Greg Farris

Greg Farris, Albuquerque Landscaping Pros

Albuquerque Landscaping Pros provides a full array of residential, also commercial landscaping and grounds maintenance services throughout the Albuquerque area. Our dedication to professional customer service and the high standards of guarantee client satisfaction. We enjoy working closely with our clients in order to produce a landscape that truly reflects your life, style, and vision.

Jennifer Markel

Jennifer Markel, Cloud Landscape Design LLC,

Cloud Landscape Design is grounded in a passion for plants, spatial aesthetics, and drawing document quality. Our projects include residential landscape design, adult education centers, senior care facilities, as well as multi-family/commercial buildings.

Lisa Cowan, PLA, SITES AP

Lisa Cowan, PLA, SITES AP, Studioverde

Studioverde brings the collective experience of landscape architects and ecologists, SITES, WEDG and LEED Accredited Professionals to collaborate with clients and design teams to facilitate sustainable project design and certification. We work with public/private partnerships to sustainably develop trails, campuses and greenspaces that provide environmental and social benefits and are accountable to their stakeholders. We also provide ecological design and land management services to property owners and managers.

Julie Esteves

Julie Esteves, JuliaGarden Design

Contemporary Landscape Design using horticultural expertise and ecological design principles for beautiful landscapes.

Kathleen Connolly

Kathleen Connolly, Speaking of Landscapes, LLC

Landscape design, horticulture consulting, presentations and tours.

Daniel Peterson

Daniel Peterson, HabAdapt Landscape Design

HabAdapt Landscape Design focuses in ecologically sound, full service landscape design and installation services.