Money does grow on trees
California has the fifth-largest economy in the world. With an actor balancing that budget, it might seem like the backbone of all that wheeling and dealing is the entertainment industry. However, agriculture is actually California’s leading industry, bringing in more than three times the annual domestic box-office receipts of the entire U.S. motion-picture industry. California’s $27 billion agricultural industry, which provides more than half of the nation’s produce, relies on the efforts of a half-million farm laborers. Earning an average of less than $10,000 per year, these workers literally feed the rest of us. In this season of Thanksgiving, bring the family to visit the Golden State Museum’s exhibit The Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers to honor those who made your feast possible. This collection of photos and essays is on display through December 21 at 1020 O Street. Admission is $5 for adults and $3.50 for children. Call (916) 653-7524 for info.