Born in Painesville in 1932, J. Zampini is a lifetime resident of Lake County. Zampini grew up surrounded by nurseries and eventually became the proprietor of his own nursery. He has been credited with creating new plant variations and using plants for community rejuvenation. Zampini recounts the changes the nursery business has undergone over the years. He also discusses the lasting impression the various waves of immigration have made on the industry.Though mechanization and chemicals are gradually turning nurseries into "laboratories," Zampini is optimistic that man will retain a healthy relationship with nature.
Zampini, Jim (interviewee)
Rzeszotarski, Jodi (interviewer)
Cuyahoga Valley Project
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"Jim Zampini Interview, 23 June 2009" (2009). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 518100_980001.