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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

Thomas Berger

Thomas Berger, Green Art

Green Art was founded in 1995 and evolved as an innovative design and build landscaping company with now over two decades of experience, specializing in fine landscaping, the use of natural and traditional materials, East Asian gardening concepts, and the use of native plants and regional materials to promote sustainability and create habitat for insects, birds, and native plants. The business has recently changed to focus on design and consulting only, but maintains strong ties with excellent installation businesses in the seacoast area of NH and southern Maine. Green Art also offers native plants in its retail location in Kittery/Maine.

Elisa Meara

Elisa Meara, Native Plant Landscape Design Corp.

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

Richard Lassor

Richard Lassor, Nature Works Land Care

Nature Works Land Care is an Ecological Landscape Construction Company specializing in creating innovative outdoor living spaces for our clients. We are dedicated to environmentally-friendly approaches through all phases of Landscape Construction-from Design to Installation and Maintenance. We have been a leader in ecological land care in the Tri-State Region for over fifteen years. Our sensitive approach to landform and hardscaping integrates with our diverse palette of ornamentals, food systems, and resilient native plants to create vibrant, productive landscapes.

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.

Karen Lindquist

Karen Lindquist, Thorn & Thistle Landscape Design

Thorn & Thistle Landscaping is a very small, woman owned and run fine gardening business. We are five women strong, and all of us committed to creating and maintaining low impact gardens based on sustaining native pollinators, with an eye to establishing as many sources of food for humans and wildlife as possible. Soil restoration and carbon sequestering are becoming our next big focus.

Constance Haydock

Constance Haydock, StudioverdeUS

We offer sustainable consulting, LEED landscape credits, SITES certification, and WEDG verification. Mindful of the need to simplify, we have learned through our experience how to employ the best practices, with an economy of effort.

Lucy Dinsmore

Lucy Dinsmore, Plant Lady Lucy LLC

Garden design and consulting. Maintenance planning. Teaching and speaking engagements

Carolle Huber

Carolle Huber, Frelinghuysen Arboretum

I have been creating beautiful landscapes for over 25 years- working on commercial developments, wetlands restoration, public gardens and residential design. These days, I gravitate toward residential design and sustainable projects, with the goal of inspiring awe, while doing right by the environment. I call this suburban ecology.

Julie Esteves

Julie Esteves, JuliaGarden Design

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

Suzanne Cheverie-Pugh

Suzanne Cheverie-Pugh, Sparrow Gardens LLC

At Sparrow Gardens we believe that gardens are individual, special places that provide beauty, sustenance, wildlife habitat and privacy, all while enhancing the value of a property. We believe in nurturing the soil, working with nature, putting the right plant in the right place. But most of all we believe in the importance of meeting with our clients and listening—listening to their goals and dreams for their gardens on Cape Cod, and helping to make those dreams a reality.