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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

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.

Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas, Hidden Habitat

Hidden Habitat creates beautiful and ecologically healthy landscapes with a unique focus on design for the thoughtful integration of people and place, while protecting and promoting the biodiversity of your outdoor space. Hidden Habitat services the Muskoka, Midland, Orillia & Barrie area of central Ontario.

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.

Kathleen Connolly

Kathleen Connolly, Speaking of Landscapes, LLC

Landscape design, horticulture consulting, presentations and tours.

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.

Karin Robison

Karin Robison, NatureWorks Landscape Services, Inc.

For more than 20 years, NatureWorks has enjoyed working with discerning homeowners in the Boston area to maintain and improve their landscapes. Our clients enjoy the simplification and value that comes from working with one company for all of their outdoor needs.

Green City Growers Staff

Green City Growers Staff, Green City Growers

Green City Growers is a mission-driven company transforming underutilized spaces into biodiverse food production landscapes, providing our clients with immediate access to hyper-local food while inspiring self-sufficiency through engagement.

David Jay

David Jay, Weinmayr/Jay Assoc. Inc.

I went to work for Michael Weinmayr in 1988, took over the commercial side of the business in 2004, and the rest of it on his death in 2012. Our work has included public housing renovation work, parks, playgrounds, healing gardens, eldercare facilities, church gardens, housing and land development, and private residential.

David Tuch

David Tuch, Equinox

Equinox is an award winning firm that provides sustainable solutions for a full range of planning, design and ecosystem services in the southeast. The principles of environmental stewardship, ecology, and resource conservation are deeply embedded into all aspects of our work. Equinox provides the tools and expertise to help our clients protect land and water resources, implement sustainable strategies, create healthy living opportunities and develop land in an environmentally responsible way. Whether its helping to conserve land and water resources, restore a damaged stream, design an ecologically based landscape, or develop a management plan for the long term. Its by first assessing the natural assets and resources of a property that we can best inform the planning and design of our projects. From a watershed to a backyard landscape, we embed environmental science and ecology into our planning and design solutions to help build landscapes that are resilient to climate change and other environmental pressures facing our region.

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.