Helpful Links from John Jay Landscape Design



At John Jay, we are committed to education about the art and science of ecological landscaping, green gardening, preservation and conservation. Our goal is healthier living environments.

Please check back from time to time to learn more about the evolving influences and developments that enable us to create beautiful and self-sustaining environments at John Jay Landscape Design.




Association of Professional Landscape Designers (ALPD) Advancing landscape design as an independent profession and promoting the recognition of landscape designers as highly qualified, dedicated professionals.

Carey Institute of Ecosystem Studies The Institute applies the ecosystem approach to some of society's most pressing environmental problems, from the quantity and quality of freshwater resources to the health of our forests.

Clearwater Conducts environmental education, advocacy programs and celebrations to protect the Hudson River, its tributaries and related bodies of water.

Ecological Landscaping Association A nonprofit, member-based organization of landscape professionals, homeowners, and community groups who believe in using landscape practices that are environmentally safe and beneficial.

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County A local not-for-profit coalition dedicated to environmental preservation and education.

Floating Island International Innovative water-stewardship technology.

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) A worldwide professional organization fostering a greater appreciation for trees and promoting research, technology and the professional practice of arboriculture.

Landscaping/Biorganics — Hendrikus Schraven Products, services and information for those interested in switching to organics.

Wild Ones A non-profit organization whose mission is to promote biodiversity and environmentally sound practices using native species in developing plant communities.

Certified Aquascape Contractor "Balanced ecosystem" ponds and water garden resources.

The Grassroots Healthy Lawn Program The Grassroots Healthy Lawn Program is an award winning program designed to promote and encourage natural, non chemical lawn care practices through professional and consumer education.

Clean-Flo International Designers of Lake and Pond Aeration systems which improve water quality.
Metro Hort Group An association of horticulture professionals in the New York City tri-state region.

The Nature Conservancy The leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

New Canaan Nature Center An environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.

New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) A National Historic Landmark, museum of plants, educational institution and scientific research organization.

Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture The school's mission is to educate motivated individuals to become horticulturists of the highest caliber who will take on leadership positions in both the public and private sectors.

New York State Turf & Landscape Association An association to improve conditions in the landscape industry.

North American Rock Gardening Society For gardening enthusiasts interested in alpine, saxatile, and low-growing perennials.

Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) An international association serving lawn care professionals, landscape management contractors, design/build/installation professionals, and interior plantscapers.

Society for Ecological Restoration International A non-profit organization of individuals and organizations actively engaged in ecologically-sensitive repair and management of ecosystems through a broad array of experience, knowledge and cultural perspectives.

Stonecleft — Masonry Stone Innovative natural stone solutions for architects, masons, designers and developers.

The Green Guide An online magazine featuring green living tips, product reviews, and environmental health news.

Tree Care Industry Association A trade association that accredits tree care companies, develops safety and education programs, establishes standards of tree care practice, and provides management information for arboriculture firms around the world.