Rooted in this Land


Exhibition Overview

Growing Food in Shasta County

Additional support from Lassen Canyon Nursery, Inc., Ralphs Prather Ranch Foundation and Shasta County Cattlemen & CattleWomen Associations

What is our region's oldest industry? Agriculture! From cattle to strawberries and hogs to hops, we dig deep into the historic and contemporary stories of the animals, crops, and people that have shaped our local economy. Explore how agriculture has changed our landscape. Climb into a saddle and immerse yourself in a cattle drive, make your own brand, learn about little-known crops, and share your family stories of growing food in Shasta County.

Special thanks to everyone who collaborated with us on this exhibition: 

Shasta Historical Society

Anderson Historical Society

Millville Historical Society

Shasta County Farm Bureau

University of California Cooperative Extension

Shasta County 4-H

CSU, Chico Regenerative Agriculture Initiative

CattleWomen’s Association

California Beef Council

TED-X Redding

The McConnell Foundation

Shasta Cascade Viticulture Association

Churn Creek Meadow Organic Farm

Lassen Canyon Nursery

Wooten’s Golden Queens

Wildcard Brewery

Albireo Vineyard

Amber Valley Winery

Churn Creek Cellars

Dakaro Cellars

Lassen Peak Winery

Matson Vineyards

The Rickert Family

Anita Popejoy

Terry Schneider

Alice Hoveman

Sandee Monroe

Wilma Magladry

Nadine Bailey

James Rickert

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