Jim Van Arsdale comes from a long line of greenhouse farmers. Due to this early experience in the business, he chose to study horticulture at Ohio State. He comments on the development of the greenhouse business, specifically crop growing. He discusses how national trends and movements in environmentalism, consumerism, and agriculture have affected the greenhouse business. Van Arsdale describes the incorporation of new technologies into food production and notes how those technologies affected greenhouse owners and the environment.
Van Arsdale, Jim (interviewee)
Valore, Ken (interviewer)
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"Jim Van Arsdale interview, 28 June 2011" (2011). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 999083.