Nathan Gingerich, B.A.

Seed Production Manager

Nathan Gingerich, Seed Production Manager and resident sedge expert, has more than a decade of experience in the fields of ecological restoration and native seed production.  He currently oversees all aspects of seed production at Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries. Nathan manages a diverse native perennial farming operation. Additionally, he directs an ethically-based remnant management program that includes caring for the health and protection of local remnant plant communities on critical partner properties as part of sourcing G-0 seed needed for restoration and seed amplification.

Nathan joined RES in 2004 as a Field Crew Leader. 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.  Nathan 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 field experience, competence with an array of tools and techniques pertinent to ecological construction and maintenance, and enumerable hours parsing plant specimens, all contribute to his particular skill set.