Agriburbia in Colorado

Just when you thought the suffix -burbia couldn’t be made into something else, we now have agriburbia.

In today’s Denver Post there’s an article about combining suburban development with agricultural uses.  The integration of these two developing strategies seems to fall somewhere within the realm of a Broadacre City by Frank Lloyd Wright and Thomas Jefferson’s vision of an agrarian nation.

There’s also the idea of promoting a more sustainable environment by producing goods locally (minimal transportation of goods translates into less fuel used for shipping), and maximizing the impact of water usage for something that can be consumed rather than make your lawn look more green.

Proof that sustainability can be achieved with a green thumb.


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