Nathan Gingerich is Seed Production Manager where he oversees all aspects of seed production at Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries, a subsiduary of AES. Primarily, this involves managing a diverse perennial-crop farming operation. Additionally, he directs a program to procure seed from wild sources and manage remnant plant communities on critical partner properties
Nathan joined AES in 2004 as a Field Crew Leader for AES Field Services. In that capacity, he directed on-the-ground construction and subsequent ecological management of formal native landscape and larger-scale restoration planting/seeding projects. Chief among these has been a long connection to the School District of South Milwaukee’s 6-12 campus.
In 2010, he joined the TCRN staff as Offsite Seed Collector and Site Steward, assisting the nursery team in the fulfillment of several large and challenging, multi-year seed and plant orders for restoration projects at Portage, IN, Deer Grove Forest Preserve, Chicago’s Northerly Island and Jackson Park, and Nippersink Creek in McHenry County, IL. He specializes in procuring uncommon and taxonomically challenging species, and has been continually striving to clarify and expand the catalog of species handled by TCRN in his tenure.
Extensive wildland field experience, competence with an array of tools and techniques pertinent to ecological construction and maintenance, and enumerable hours spent parsing plant specimens, all contribute to his particular skill set.