Way Back When: Nuts to Schoolwork!
Schoolkids were needed to harvest walnuts and beans in the fields and orchards at harvest time (Image: Wikimedia)
By Betsy J. Green
September is harvest time and it was time for the kids in Carpinteria to get to work – picking beans and walnuts back in 1919. “Harvest Closes School in Valley … The Carpinteria school closed Friday for a term of three weeks during the bean and walnut harvest … It is believed that by the help of the Carpinteria pupils and those coming here with their parents from Santa Barbara that both beans and walnuts will be harvested on schedule time.”