California once had so rich a natural harvest that the Native American tribes had no need to develop agriculture. Today the valleys are some of the most intensively farmed areas in the world.
California is the birthplace of blue Ceanothus and Californian poppies now seen in our gardens
Did you know?
The Scrub oak, alias the ‘chaparro', gave its name to chaparreros or ‘chaps', worn by cowboys to protect their legs when riding through on horseback.
Today California has huge levels of resource consumption which lead inevitably to environmental costs. This has led to environmental activists taking out court orders against farmers to leave minimum flows in rivers.