| While driving through Fontana visitors can see the agriculture of both past and present. Scattered walnut trees dot the landscape, citrus farms hide between new neighborhoods as they are built, and vineyards line most of the roads and highways.
The history of farming goes back before the city was established. At one time Fontana had one of the largest vineyards in the world. Today wine is being produced in neighboring cities with vineyards that are nestled in between commerce and community.
|Take a drive down Foothill Blvd., Baseline Road, or Highland/Route 30. Write down all the evidence of agriculture that you see along the way.|
|Why are the vineyards and orchards disappearing? What solution do you have for preserving the agriculture of the area and allowing the community to continue to grow?|