NPR: Subdivisions Draw Residents with Farms
Pittsboro Matters volunteer, Martha Glass, Director of NC Agritourism Networking Association, shared an article with me recently by NPR correspondent Luke Runyon. In the article, Runyon talks about a new model of development that is slowly taking root all across the country – development-supported agriculture – where developers design food production areas within the confines of the community. This would include orchards, livestock, and your typical community vegetable gardens. The point of this article is that more and more, people are wanting to have farms and nature adjacent to their living spaces, and not so much golf courses anymore.
You can read the full article on NPR’s website.
Local agriculture is nothing new here in Pittsboro, where we pride ourselves in sustainable agriculture efforts and the slow food movement. It is disappointing that Chatham Park LLC is not talking with the community and our local experts in this area to learn more about designing sustainable planned developments.