After raising eight children (yes, he truly is a master at
propagation), my dad returned to school and earned a degree
from Cal Poly S.L.O. in crop science (he graduated Summa Cum
Laude). He has donned many hats in his life, including flagman,
house painter, pizza maker and teacher, but today he is running
his baby, emerisa gardens. Work and family come first for
my dad and anyone that meets him can see that right away.
It is his dedication and hard work that has made the nursery
into what it is today. Starting with a two-acre nursery in
1990, hard work, long hours and a couple droplets of sweat
and tears, have turned it into a 20-acre affair.
The nursery is enriched by his lifetime of experiences gathered from his birth
on the Island of Java in Indonesia and living and growing up in Indonesia,
Holland, Virginia and, eventually, California. Truly a family man, he named
the nursery after his parents - Emerson and Marisa.