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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

Jonny Thomas

Jonny Thomas, REGENERATE Garden Co.

A blend of horticulture, ecology, and small-scale urban agriculture, we strike a balance between artistic planting design and creating gardens that make sense for a changing world – and invite you to join the fun!

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.

Refugia Design

Refugia Design, Refugia Ltd

Ecological Landscape Design/Build based in Narberth, PA & the Philadelphia Main Line. Native Habitat & Meadow Experts. Custom Hardscaping & landscape Restoration. Originators of the Ecological Greenway Network - 100+ native gardens promoting biodiversity and ecological connectivity in the neighborhoods of Greater Philadelphia.

Elena Pascarella

Elena Pascarella, Landscape Elements LLC

LANDSCAPE ELEMENTS, LLC provides a full range of landscape architectural services.We utilize the most up to date principles of sustainable site design, landscape ecology and cultural landscape preservation to create projects that preserve and enhance historic and cultural landscape patterns, conserve natural resources and minimize impacts to the environment. This approach provides clients with projects that are sustainable and that maintain and enhance the unique character of the site.

Wendy Lindquist

Wendy Lindquist, Lindquist Landscape Design

Lindquist Design is a full service design company offering master plans, installation and a maintenance program. We are dedicated to sustainable design practices. Most of our work is in Fairfield County, CT and we occasionally travel to New York and Pennsylvania.

Hattie White

Hattie White, Apis Garden Coaching, LLC

Apis Garden Coaching is a small landscaping company offering a wide range of flexible services, from consulting and personal coaching to long term maintenance, landscape design and installation. We strive to incorporate as many regenerative and sustainable practices as possible into each project regardless of the size.

Amanda McClean

Amanda McClean, Izel Plants

Izel Native Plants is a marketplace and unique e-commerce solution to the challenge of sourcing native plants. By combining the inventories of wholesale growers and nurseries from the East Coast to the Midwest, we offer an unparalleled selection plants sold as plugs, and the convenience of a fully functional shopping cart with upfront pricing. Trade and non-trade customers are welcome!

Elisa Meara

Elisa Meara, Native Plant Landscape Design Corp.

Functional gardens that are beautiful, low maintenance, and kind to the environment.

Kristie Kapp

Kristie Kapp, Resilient Roots

We teach people how to create landscapes that are modeled after natural ecosystems through the classes, workshops, garden raisings and other events we offer.

Leslie Pilgrim

Leslie Pilgrim, Neighborhood Greening

Neighborhood Greening is dedicated to Community Environmental Education and Stewardship by harnessing the spirit of community to make small but impactful efforts that will make a greener neighborhood for both humans and wildlife. One of Neighborhood Greening's primary educational initiatives is the publication of the e-journal, The Butterfly Effect, twice each year.