While most of the site is available to the public, members need to login to make any changes to their personal profile. The wesite can be an online source of referrals for members only if their information is accurate and appealing. It is the responsibiity of the member to update their lising.The Login tab is in the upper right hand corner
Originally the membership chair set the user names as a 4 letter "word". The first letter of the first name and the first 3 letters of the last name. Members can change their user names and passwords. Please put your login info where you can find it. However, the membership chair can see your user name and re-set your password if you forget.
On our Homepage, there are 6 Tabs or Pages that help to locate information within the website and each is described below:
ABOUT LDA: This page has an excellent description of our organization as well as a delightful history of the past 25 years. There are links to “Covering Ground” newsletter and Board contact information. Also includes a list of past presidents.
JOIN: This page describes all of the benefits of membership as well as fees. There are links to “Covering Ground” newsletter, Membership Application, and Apply Now button.
FIND A PROFESSIONAL: This is where a visitor or member can search by Chicagoland region, company name, county, or member name, a ‘Green’ industry professional. This page serves as a tool in lieu of a hard copy Directory and is more up to date than the Directory. There are links to 2 articles about selecting design professionals. Also includes Renew Today button.
EVENTS: Educational and social events offered through the Landscape Design Association are described here. As a convenience to our membership, we include activities and events sponsored by 12 other landscape related organizations. There are also links to these organizations such as Chicago Botanic Garden, the Morton Arboretum, MELA, APLD, etc.
RESOURCES: The Resource page includes the following:
“Covering Ground” – Our full color newsletter is accessed online from several other pages as well. All members are encouraged to contribute articles/news on special projects to the newsletter. Also there is access to archived issues.
LinkedIn – Direct link to the LDA LinkedIn page. LinkedIn is a useful social network for our industry. It is an extension of our directory.
Policies and Guidelines- Describes these for our organization.
Employment Opportunities - If you are looking for work or have an employment opportunity, this is the place to post it
Board of Directors and Committee members- This includes a description of board and committee duties.
Legislation – Stay informed regarding legal and tax issues pertaining to the green industry.
Industry Resources-This includes a link to the Educational Resources page. There are websites linked that include these topics: Education Facilities, Industry Organizations, Magazines, Newsletters, Environmental, Plant Material Information, and Design software. Direct links are provided.