ABOUT TAPROOT NATIVE DESIGN
A taproot is a main root that descends downward into the earth. It creates stability for plants while the lateral roots that grow outward supply sustenance. As the definition implies, Taproot Native Design's mission is to connect people with the earth. This connection stabilizes and nurtures them throughout their lives so that they may express their love of wild beings and wild places through celebration, conservation and restoration. Taproot Native Design LLC is an ecologically based landscape consulting firm that practices habitat restoration.
What is Habitat Restoration?
Habitat Restoration is the process of assisting and managing the recovery of ecological health and diversity to the land.
Suburbanization has created a situation of homelessness for native plants and wildlife. On a subliminal level, if not a conscious level, humans have also been displaced for we too resonate to the call of the wild.
There is a need for people to re-inhabit the places they call home, to become intimate with the wild inhabitants to name them and know them.
Jessie L. Benjamin is founder and principal of Taproot Native Design, LLC. She lives with her family in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Jessie has been a student of nature for as long as she can remember. Her clients include landscape architects, engineers, municipalities, nature centers and watershed organizations.