picking apples, planting memories
John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) spread apple seeds in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Ask any first-grader as Johnny Appleseed appears to be standard first-grade Fall curriculum. The lesson is time appropriate as well as fun.
Mr Chapman and his apple seeds did not make it to California but some forty years after his death someone did and that person planted apple seeds in Glen Oaks, California, a little town nestled against the San Bernardino Mountains (about one hour and a half east of Los Angeles). At an elevation of 5,000 feet, Glen Oaks is the perfect climate for apple growing. It also made for the perfect family get-away one Sunday.