Michele Vaccaro, Sewickley, PA
Born in Falerna, Province of Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
Immigrated to United States 1976
As the owner of a landscaping business, Michele often shares his seeds and seedlings with his customers, encouraging them to grow the fruits and vegetables of his homeland. He invites those who are interested to make sausage and wine with him so that they can learn and carry on these traditions.
Michele spends one month every year in Italy, visiting his mother and other family members and tending the 15 acre farm he owns there.
He also enjoys participating in the rural traditions of his small village, returning home with photos and video of his experiences which reveal a way of life connected to the land and the past.