APLDWA Sponsorship Benefits Program

Become a sponsor of APLDWA and showcase your company to over 500 committed Landscape Design members, contractors, allied members and associates.

APLD Washington Chapter is actively recruiting sponsors for 2022 and beyond. We seek to collaborate with sponsors and believe in forming lasting relationships to foster education and networking in the landscape design community.

The APLDWA membership is made up of professional designers, design students, contractors and affiliates. We currently have 70 members and meet monthly (either virtually or in person) throughout Washington with a focus on the Seattle area.

We hope you will consider an investment in our Sponsorship program to be a well-spent portion of your marketing budget for 2022-2023.

Limit of 1 sponsor per/service/product per region (i.e.N, S, E, W).
For more info contact Lisa Bauer at 208.819.4736 / lisa@chartreuselandscape.com or Robin Parsons at 206.769.8392 / robin@springgreenworks.com


What is the Sponsor-Vendor Spotlight Series?

(Note: Non-Sponsor Vendors pay $500 to avail this marketing opportunity. These programs are planned 6 months to a year in advance.)

The Program committee, in creating education for our members, seeks to bring in sponsor/vendors that complement our education program for the year. These series will feature one sponsor/vendor for each seminar. Sponsor/Vendors will get a chance to introduce their line products / services to us and more importantly, educate our members on the application / installation of their products and services.

Each Sponsor / Vendor will be given 30-40 minutes for a presentation and 10-15 minutes for Q/A.

Fees to present at our seminars are as follows:

Platinum: FREE

Gold: $100

Silver: $150.00

Bronze: $250.00

Vendors who are not a current APLDWA Sponsor/Vendor: $500.00

All Sponsor-Vendor Spotlight webinars will be free for members, but they must register in advance to get the Zoom meeting link and password. Members of the Virtual Chapter and other chapters of APLD are welcome to join these webinars for free as well.

Non-members can attend these webinars for $25. Recordings will be available for attendees (for free).

We will apply for CEUs, most likely we will get 0.5 CEU for each webinar.

For 2022 series – please get in touch with Kryssie Maybay (kryssie@kismetdesignco.com) of the Program Committee.


What is a POD?

APLDWA Peer Organized Discussion (POD) groups

All APLDWA members are eligible to join a POD group. Each POD meets periodically throughout the year to support and discuss issues that are pertinent to its individual members. Mentors in each POD help to coordinate topics and logistics.

The program is structured to suit its POD members’ needs. In general , each pod:

  • is comprised of members who live in the same geographical area; meetings occur at a mutually agreed location or video conference.
  • has 3-9 members and a mentor.
  • meets every 4-6 weeks for about 2hrs; this is determined by the pod members.
  • sets an agenda ahead of time and discusses topics timely to its members; meetings are respectful of people’s time.
  • is collaborative in nature, respects each other’s knowledge, experience level, and aesthetics.
  • is committed to supporting the needs of our newest designers.

Currently APLDWA has 5 PODs in the Seattle area

Eastside - Sammamish, Kirkland, Bellevue, North Bend… Mentor Laura Kleppe lbkleppe@comcast.net

South/West Seattle - Rainier Valley, Madison Park, West Seattle, Madrona… Mentor Tom Lawson madgardener@mac.com

Seattle - Wallingford, Greenlake, Ballard, Mapleleaf… Mentor Kevin Monohan kevin@avalonnw.com

North Seattle - Seattle, Shoreline, Lynnwood, Lake Forest Park… Mentor Barbara Lycett blycettalandscapes@gmail.com

South Sound – Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Bainbridge Island … Coordinator Susan Ryan sryan@harbornet.com

If you are interested in offering a presentation or tour of your business with a POD, contact the POD mentors/coordinators. They can propose and facilitate any arrangements.

Thank you for supporting APLDWA!

Gretchen Bauer, POD group Chairperson
g.bauer.design@gmail.com
206-403-3347



Sponsorship Application

Please fill out the application below and then make payment.

Please note: Sponsorships run from 10/1 to 09/30 every year.

If you would like to pay by CHECK please send to Attn: APLD Treasurer C/O Natural Greenscapes LLC, PO Box 82211, Kenmore WA 98028-0211

*Please contact the sponsorship committee for prorated amounts if joining after January, Lisa Bauer at 208.891.4736 / lisa@chartreuselandscape.com or Robin Parsons at 206.769.8392 / robin@springgreenworks.com.

Sponsorship Levels

Company Name
Platinum $1,000
  • Sponsor /Vendor Spotlight- FREE
  • Website, Social Media and Monthly Email Newsletter - Get recognized on our social media. Receive top listing on our website and email newsletter.
  • Meetings- Opportunity to be recognized at our meetings: 4 times per year
  • 20 word tagline on website sponsorship page
  • Pod Meeting Host - Opportunity to be recognized at the beginning of our meetings: 5 times per year
  • Email Blast - Emailed to over 500 recipients. $100 per email blast: 4 times per year

Company Name
Gold $750
  • Sponsor /Vendor Spotlight- $100.00
  • Website, Social Media and Monthly Email Newsletter - Get recognized on our social media. Receive second listing on our website and email newsletter.
  • Meetings - Opportunity to be recognized at the beginning of our meetings: 3 times per year
  • Pod Meeting Host - Opportunity to host monthly meetings at your location: 3 times per year
  • Email Blast - Emailed to over 500 recipients. $100 per email blast: 3 times per year

Company Name
Silver $500
  • Sponsor /Vendor Spotlight- $150.00
  • Website, Social Media and Monthly Email Newsletter - Get recognized on our social media. Receive third listing on our website and email newsletter.
  • Meetings - Opportunity to be recognized at the beginning of our meetings: 2 times per year
  • Pod Meeting Host - Opportunity to host monthly meetings at your location: 2 times per year
  • Email Blast - Emailed to over 500 recipients. $100 per email blast: 2 times per year

Company Name
Bronze $250
  • Sponsor /Vendor Spotlight- $250.00
  • Website, Social Media and Monthly Email Newsletter - Get recognized on our social media. Receive fourth listing on our website and email newsletter.
  • Meetings - Opportunity to be recognized at the beginning of our meetings: 1 time per year
  • Pod Meeting Host - Opportunity to host monthly meetings at your location: 1 time per year
  • Email Blast - Emailed to over 500 recipients. $100 per email blast: 1 time per year