One of the many lessons I’ve learned from my father Jim Zampini is ‘giving back’ to your community.
I’m proud to say I serve on the Advisory Board of the local Salvation Army Corp
and Lake County, Ohio. The Salvation Army is ‘Doing the Most Good’ in your community and nationwide with support during natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy.
The ‘Red Kettle’ is synonymous with the Salvation Army. This year marks the 122nd Red Kettle Campaign
which for the 16th
year will kick-off on Thanksgiving Day with the half-time show at the Dallas Cowboys game.
As usual, I’ll help man the ‘Red Kettle’ at the Great Lakes Mall on December 1st. If you pass by a ‘Red Kettle’ this year, please consider helping the Salvation Army continue their work. Times are tough but donations, big or small are sincerely appreciated; remember, pennies do add up to dollars.
When donating by mail, specify in the check memo section which SA citadel you want your dollars to go to (otherwise it is placed in a general fund).
Thank You and God Bless!
I’m honored to be the opening speaker at this event with American Nurseryman
editor Sally Benson. We will discuss the state of the nursery industry and how garden writers fit in.
Garden writers are some of the most passionate plant people you’ll ever meet! And they possess talent that can be beneficial to the green industry such as expertise in writing press releases, social media, websites and more.
This is a perfect time for garden writers to meet the industry and vice-versa. Seize the business opportunity to connect!
is where I’m all hortiholic, all the time. ‘Like’ us today so you can get your daily UpShoot Hort fix.
I’m a certified ‘Pin-head’.
This little birdie gives you the short and sweet on UpShoot.
UpShoot digs plants and so do Carmen De Vito and Alice Marcus Krieg. I met the owners of GroundWorks, Inc. – a garden design, landscape and maintenance firm in Brooklyn, New York at last year’s MANTS show in Baltimore.
I posted a picture of Ravens stadium
on FaceBook which Carmen saw and commented on. Next thing I know, we set a time and place to meet at the trade show.
I hope you spend the day relaxing in the company of family and friends.
Take time to create fun memories to cherish in the future.