Califonia Bountiful

From the editors: Where ideas take root

March/April 2017 California Bountiful magazine

California is a land as rich in ingenuity as it is in agricultural abundance. Always looking for new ways to do things better, our ideas often set trends for the nation and even the world. This issue of California Bountiful celebrates some of the enterprising idea-makers, movers and shakers whose contributions make life better in ways big and small.

Meet the moms who built a business around helping busy parents feed their little ones a fresh taste of California's best. See how some home-kitchen tinkering—with a few explosions along the way—led to a line of handcrafted beverage syrups flavored with seasonal produce. Learn about an approach using nature's secret weapon to fight pests that got its groundbreaking start here a century ago and is more important now than ever. Get to know the mother-daughter team behind a herd of helpful goats and sheep that mow down weeds in places machinery can't. And discover one electronics CEO's dream to create a farm-to-fork refuge in a busy downtown industrial park.

We hope you enjoy meeting some of the dreamers who dare to do the unconventional and look at things a bit differently. California wouldn't be the same without them.

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