Author: Libbie Agran

The Origins of Horticulture in California: Grains, Gardens, Orchards and Vineyards 1769 – 1880

Native American landscapes have been described in detail in the early correspondence and diaries of explorers, travelers, and traders who traveled to Alta California and the Pacific Coast as early as 1518. Their writings note that the landscape was often shaped by burning foliage but the traditional agricultural practices of tiling the soil, weeding, pruning, irrigating, sowing seeds, and selective harvesting were also used by Native Americans.

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Mozart Festival Archives Concerts Supported by Wineries

The San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival (later named Festival Mozaic) was founded in 1970 by Clif Swanson to present an annual summer music festival honoring Mozart and serving the community of San Luis Obispo. In 1970 the first festival presented three concerts. By 1983, the Festival had grown to a week long event with 18 concerts located throughout the county.

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