In the past land was thought of as either agricultural or non-agricultural. You're a city mouse or a country mouse- but not both. Agriburbia changes how we think about land use. Because transportation is becoming ever more expensive and wasteful, there is a real need to grow food close to the population base. The old concept of producing crops large distances away and transporting them into the city for consumption no longer makes sense.
"We now have phones the size if Chiclets, but we still use the acre as the physical and pyschological unit of measure for land use."
If you're a rural landowner, a developer or any other sort of landowner Agriburbia offers a new way to partner and profit from your land investment. Below are some examples of large acre Agriburbia projects currently in progress.
Project Example: The Farmstead, NC
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In Granite Quarry, North Carolina, initial zoning and development has been approved for The Farmstead community. Grand will soon be broken on this new Agriburbia planned developemnt. Visit the Farmstead website.
The developers and builders are committed to building quality homes with the highest concerns for environmental impact and conservation. They offer a range of plans to fit your needs and lifestyle.
The Farmstead has approximately 15 acres of dedicated, bio-intensive, professionally farmed land that will provide fruits and vegetables to the neighborhood, as well as within the region, providing a source of revenue for the HOA. The site plan provides for small scale professional farming operations including a Farmer's Market facility for Farmstead produce that may also host surrounding local growers.
Additionally, all house lots have the option to participate in the Steward Farm program that allows residents to host a “micro-farm” tended by a professional farmer – this produce would be added to the general farm enterprise for sale and/or eaten at home. The residents can “dig-in” with the farming as much or as little as they wish. A sliding scale for revenue sharing will account for the amount of land, time, and produce contributed. Bottom line - you are stewarding your land productively.
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