Thursday, July 14, 2011

Catalino Tapia

Country of origin: Mexico

Catalino Tapia crossed the border from Mexico into the United States 40 years ago with a sixth-grade education and only $6 in his pocket. He became a legal resident and raised a family by working in a donut shop, a machine shop and then plant nurseries, before starting his own gardening business.

To read more about Catalino Tapia and his efforts to make money available for people to go to college, see this article at, or visit the website of the foundation he started, Bay Area Gardeners Foundation

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