Early in 2004, we received an employment application from a quiet, and very respectful Berkeley High student; he turned out to be a diligent worker on Saturdays and the occasional weekday afternoon. After graduation, Marcelles added some hours and became an integral part of our yard crew, unloading trucks, moving plants, watering, and assisting with customer carry-outs. Music (mainly gospel), ministry, college courses, and relocation to Southern California took this young man away for a year or so, but he returned in 2010 and we’re glad he did! Now, he is indispensable as a seasoned nurseryman; one who helps buyer Priska process our Thursday deliveries of packaged soils, fertilizers, tools, trellises, stakes, hoses and most other garden accoutrements. Always on time (even early), with an easy smile, a musical temperament, a willing heart, and cheerful demeanor, Marcelles is a joy to work with!