Restoring balance through loving co-creation.


Root Connection exists to  promote beautiful, functional, and diverse relationships that bring health to individuals, communities, ecosystems, and the biosphere.

Landscape Design & Construction

We work with you to create beautiful, functional, sustainable spaces for you and your guests to enjoy all year.

Jon Dempster

Designer, Horticulturist, Permaculturist, and Contractor

  • Bachelor of Science in Horticulture Research from Oregon State University

  • Permaculture Design Certificate

  • Experience and training in Organic Third Party Certification

  • Training in Ecological and Sustainable Landscape Design

  • Licensed Landscape Contractor
    • LCP #​15866
    • LCB #9702

Lisa Dempster

Soil Scientist, Entomologist, and Administrator

  • Bachelor of Science in Soil Science with a minor in Entomology from Oregon State University

  • Experience and training in Organic Third Party Certification

  • Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems
Portland Home & Garden Show 2019
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I've never met anyone who knows how to see the landscape like you. Your understanding of plants and ecological systems is unrivaled.

- Kathy , design and construction client 

(541) 908-6734