Copyright 2008 by Mark Zampardo
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This book is dedicated to my grandfather, John Romanowski, and my parents, Samuel and Eleanor Zampardo.
My grandfather, a long-time farmer, taught me as a young boy how to plant and care for a garden.
My parents gave me the oppor tunity to experiment in the family yard with vegetables, flowers, trees and shrubs.
Their encouragement is responsible for my education and career in teaching for 30 years.
This watercolor was painted by my mother.
I thank them.