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NOTE: As you continue strolling down this path, please stay to the left along the loop. At the end of the loop, the Coast Live Oak provides more shade. Acorns were the primary staple of the Tongva as well as developing civilizations around the world. This is because oaks and humans thrive in the same kinds of environments. After the fall harvest, the Tongva dried the acorns, leached them with water to eliminate the high tannin content, and ground them into flour. Once processed in this way, the acorns are safe to eat and can be cooked into mush or formed into flat cakes. DIRECTIONS: Please ascend the stairway to exit the California native garden.


  • Acorns
  • Coast Live Oak