|Fontana Farms Innovation|
|A. B. Miller’s impact was felt far and wide in the development of Fontana. Seeing an opportunity for beneficial bartering he began a triangle trade with the city of Los Angeles, the hog farm, and the citrus growers.|
|For 28 years, beginning in 1922, the city of|
|Fontana would accept between 500 and 600 tons of garbage each day from the city of Los Angeles. The garbage was used to feed the hogs, and the waste from the hogs was used as manure in the citrus groves.
Within 8 years of the beginning of this business venture there were 60,000 hogs at Fontana Farms. It was the largest hog farm in the world and provided 25 percent of all the ham and bacon eaten in Southern California!
|An old farmhouse has been preserved on Pepper Avenue. It was once the home of some of the workers of Fontana Farms and their families. It is now the Fontana Historical Museum. Fontana Farms Company Ranch House, also known as Pepper Street House, 8863 Pepper St., Fontana, California.
|A. B. Miller took something that was becoming bothersome to the city of Los Angeles and turned it around in a profitable recycling venture. What can you do to reuse items in a way that will benefit the environment and help out others?|