As an organization committed to stewardship of the land, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is profoundly concerned about the green industry’s reliance on horticultural plastics. Plastic pots significantly contribute to the proliferation of plastic pollution, with numerous adverse environmental effects. In response, APLD created the Healthy Pots, Healthy Planet initiative dedicated to finding a more sustainable product for growing, shipping, and selling plant material.

Plastics Mess on Aisle 2 in the Green Industry

Marie Chieppo speaks about the use of plastic pots on the Mike Nowak Show with Peggy Malecki.

Through APLD’s Healthy Pots, Healthy Planet initiative the following individuals and businesses have signed on to voice their support of finding a more sustainable alternative to horticultural plastics.

List as of 9/14/2021

Love Albrecht Howard, Green on Green design/build
Lyle Almond, Green Realm Earthscapes
Lee Armillei, Athyrium Design LLC
Alexis Bacon, American Public Gardens Association
Toni Bailey, Gracefully Green, LLC
Jennifer Bakshi, Urban Oasis Landscape Design
Mel Bellar, Zone4 Landscapes
Briana Berkowitz, American Public Gardens Association
Meri-Beth Bird, Mb2 garden design
Cris Blackstone, Make Scents NH
Beth Ann Block, Block’s Nursery, Inc.
Donna Bodine, BeeLand Farms
Jérôme Bouillon, Arborenciel S-T-E
Robert Boyker, Avid Landscape Design & Development LLC
James Boynton, Boynton Design
Kim Brandt, Kim’s Garden Kart
Mark Brotton, Living Water Irrigation & Landscape, LLC
Bonnie Bruce, Celilo Gardens
Cheryl Buckwalter, Landscape Liaisons
Lauri Burrier, Lauri Burrier Garden Design, Inc.
Darsie Cahall, American Plant
Linda Carney, Linda’s Landscape Design, LLC
Josh Carpenter, Landscape Evolution LLC
Cathy Carr, GreenHeart, LLC
Kelly Carter Mortimer, Big Picture Landscapes
Marie Chieppo, EcoPlantPlans, LLC
Janet Cohen, Honest Gardens
Miho Connolly, Native Plant Trust
Ruth Consoli, Ruth Consoli Design
Janet Coppage, Vectorworks
Sarah Cornwell, Mayfield Plant Co
Natalie Cousins-Robledo, Minanda Landscape Design
Lori Cox, LK Cox LLC
Winnie Creason, Plant Stars
Kim D’Amico, City of Raleigh
Mary Dateo, Dateo Design
Kurt Dempsey, Greenstone Landscape and Design
Elizabeth Doyle, Yankee Clippers Corporation
Britt Drews, Blue Stem Natives
Tom Eisenhart, Eisenhart Ecoscapes
Sara Erb, Heaven & Earth, LLC
Arleen Ferrara, Satori Garden Design
Susan Flint, Flint Garden Designs
Abbey Forney, Abbey Gardens
Lauren Garcia Chance, American Public Gardens Association
Eric Gilbey, Vectorworks
Maya Goer-Palenzuela, Harmonyscape LLC
Julie Hawley, Belvedere Design Group
Tim Heelan, Stonepocket Inc
Sara Helm-Wallace, American Public Gardens Association
Catherine Hessamodini
Arianne Huene, Arianne Huene Landscape Design
Karen Hunt, San Carlos GardenWorks
Dan Jaffe Wilder, Norcross Wildlife Foundation
Martine Jaworski, M. A. Jaworski Landscape Design
Kathy Jentz, Washington Gardener Magazine
Geneviève Joëlle Villamizar, Backcountry Backyards | Designing Better Habitat for Humans
Judy Johns Schloegel, C+I Services, LLC
Leisha Johnson, Gardens by the Yard
Gary Kernick, Change of Seasons
Kelly Kilpatrick, Floradora Garden Design
Walter Kittredge, Oakhaven Sanctuary
Christine Krause, Christine Krause Design Studio
Tina Krug, Red Fern Landscape Design
Leigh LaClair, LaClairity Landscapes, LLC
Tim Lee, Timothy Lee Landscape Design
Mardi Letson, Gardens by Mardi
Laurin Lindsey, Ravenscourt Landscaping & Design LLC
Petra Longley, A Land Of Design Inc.
Erica Looney, LD by EL
Danilo Maffei, Maffei Landscape Design, LLC
Laurel Matthew, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Katherine McConnell, Katherine McConnell Landscapes
Sacha McCrae, Living Gardens Landscape Design
Brooke Merriam, Sunflower Designs
Linda Middleton, Terralinda Designs
Tricia Middleton, Tricia Middleton Designs
Chris Mikol, Executive Landscaping
Tara Moreau, UBC Botanical Garden
Emily Moore, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
Carolyn Mullet, CarexTours
Monica Murphy, Inspired Gardens
Michael Nadeau, Wholistic Land Care Consulting, LLC
Judy Nauseef, Judy Nauseef Landscape Design
Lynley Ogilvie, Lynley Ogilvie Landscape Design LLC
Kathleen Osore, Gardens for All Seasons
Dorothy Pedersen, Nature’s Garden LLC
Jannike Petrovska, Humpty Dumpty House Foundation
Kara Pewthers, Perfect Circle Gardens
Lisa Port, Banyon Tree Design Studio
Elizabeth Powers, The Garden Angels
Maryanne Quincy, Q Gardens Landscape Design
Megan Riley, M. R. Gardens
Ivan Rozenblad, Rozenblad Enterprises
Wickie Rowland, Forget-Me-Not Design, LLC
Linda Rude, Linda Rude Design
SallyAnne Sadler, Shooting Star Gardens
Jack Sellinger, Earth Element Designs
Caitlin Simkovich, American Public Gardens Association
Heather Simmons, Simonza
Stacy Smith, Sweet Loam Fine Gardening LLC
Jessica Soulliere, Potager Garden Design, LLC/Ferry Street Nursery Project
Ellen Sousa, Turkey Hill Brook Farm
Sarah Strickler, Strickler Garden Design & Mainte
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
Olga Stritar, Artistic Garden Designs
Christina Sym, reScape
Joan Thomas, American Public Gardens Association
Hilary Turner, Red Twig
Cathy Waldhauser, CHW Landscape/Design
Heidi Walther, Heidi Walther Garden Design
Katie Weber, Katie Weber Landscape Design
Dona Wessells, WA! Wessells Associates Landscape and Irrigation Design
Rinda West, Rinda West Landscape Designs
Laura Wildfong, Northwest Nurseries
Gail Woolcott, New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association
Johanna Woollcott, Wild Gardens
Dave Zimmerman, Zimmerman Landscaping LLC / Island Designs Landscape & Storm Water Solutions LLC