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Membership

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!

$25

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!

$50

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!

$100

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

$250

Meet some of our ELA Members

Mary Weber

Mary Weber, Mary Weber Landscape Architecture,PLLC

Mary Weber Landscape Architecture, PLLC brings experience and creativity to each design project, along with a commitment to environmental sustainability. Integrating native plants and wildlife-attracting plants is a core principle that is integrated into each project. MWLA excels at site-specific design as well as larger-scale planning projects and frequently collaborates on inter-disciplinary teams including architects, engineers, planners, and other consultants. Making urban areas more livable and vibrant by preserving and integrating nature, creating a sense of place and community, and providing safe options for pedestrian and bicycle travel is an essential value to the firm. Areas of specialization include public projects such as park and trails planning, plazas, and memorial gardens; children’s play and learning environments; stormwater projects including wetlands and bioretention, as well as residential and commercial site planning and design. The firm is a DBE/MWE/SPSF/HUB certified woman-owned business in the state of North Carolina.

Terry Steimer

Terry Steimer, BUZZ 🐝 LANDSCAPING

Full service Landscape Design and Install. Eco Friendly sustainable gardens, pollinator habitats, beautiful landscapes. We love what we do and it shows.

Judy Nauseef

Judy Nauseef, Judy Nauseef Landscape Design

I am a freelance writer and landscape designer. I work to create sustainable, resilient landscapes with native habitat and ecological design. I speak on these topics and write about them in articles, blog posts, a newsletter, and in my book Gardening with Native Plants in the Upper Midwest: Bringing the Tallgrass Prairie Home.

Nathan Lamb

Nathan Lamb, Nathan Lamb Gardening + Ecology

I’m interested in the intersection of horticulture and ecology, and I work to combine what I’ve learned from 12 years of work and study in both disciplines to create beautiful landscapes that support wildlife and humans while eliminating the need for herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, and excessive irrigation. I’m available for one-on-one garden coaching, either in person or virtually, to help aspiring gardeners get their hands dirty. I also offer full garden design services, project management, and ongoing garden care.

Gillian Leitch

Gillian Leitch, AlterEden

Ecological landscape design, native plant nursery, restoration and management in Ontario. Creating plans for edible and native plant growing complexes and seed banks, restoring disturbed areas, rain gardens and lawn-to-meadow conversions are our specialty. Increasing biodiversity through invasive plant species management and using native plants to create habitat for wildlife and beauty for humans.

Marc Tissenbaum

Marc Tissenbaum, Compost Tea Time

Did you know that caring for your soil and caring for your gut are very similar? You take probiotics or eat fermented foods to promote healthy bacteria in your gut that help you break down and digest food. Similarly, healthy soil is teeming with billions of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes that break elements in the earth down into the nutrients that plants need. They also help ward off diseases and pests and help loosen compacted soil, letting roots grow longer and stronger, which requires less supplemental watering. Compost tea is a liquid soil inoculant that contains these beneficial bacteria and fungi. It is extracted from compost by actively aerating it in water while adding supplements to feed the various microorganisms. At Compost Tea Time, we grow these organisms in a “tea” made from activated compost, then we spray it on your plants and soil, recreating the microbial balance your landscape needs.

Jolanta Lorenc

Jolanta Lorenc, Wintergreen Gardening

Ecological Land Care & Design.

Inge Daniels

Inge Daniels, Inge Daniels Design, Landscape Architecture

Inge Daniels Design is a design-driven studio practice providing comprehensive landscape architectural services to clients throughout New England. Each project we design is unique, responding to the character & complexities of the site and its ecological systems, and the specific practical and experiential interests of our clients.

Michael Baczewski

Michael Baczewski, New England Pollinator Gardens

New England Pollinator Gardens is an 100% organic restorative land care company. It is at the point of purchase that we have the power to make the greatest difference. For New England Pollinator Gardens this means only sourcing neonicotinoid free native plants, non-GMO seeds and OMRI listed products for our restorative land care projects. While there is a resurgence in “planting native” and a groundswell of interest in “planting for pollinators” it needs to be done right.

Karen Prante

Karen Prante, Asclepias Landscape Design, LLC.

Asclepias Landscape Design is a small native plant landscape design company in Fairfax, VA. My company will serve the Northern Virginia area. My goals for my company are to share my passion in native plants and the wildlife that they support. I not only want to help make beautiful residential gardens, but help educate people on their ecological value.