Community agriculture is agriculture that is directed by and for a local community such as a town, a village, a neighborhood or a hamlet/extended family. Its main objective is to return control of food systems to these local entities as well as connect them directly to the full cycle of food to table.
These projects typically involve a farm or gardens that produce food for the residents of the community (CSA), community gardens for residents to participate in growing food as well as connections between food and nature (food forests and natural habitat edibles).
East Lake Commons
The second cohousing community planned by Village Habitat Design in Georgia, East Lake Commons is located in a reemerging area of Atlanta.
Coastal Roots Farm is located at the property owned by the Leichtag Foundation at 441 Saxony Road in Encinitas, California. The property is surrounded by the San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG), SDBG Hamilton Children’s Garden, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, Magdalena Ecke YMCA, Encinitas Union School District Farm Lab, One Channel Island Housing Development, Silverado Congregate Care Facility and Seacrest Retirement Village.
Honey Wood Organic Farm and Farm Center consists of approximately 25 acres set within a 1,000 acre farm in Lamar County outside Barnesville Georgia on Highway 18. The 1,000-acre farm consists of approximately 450 acres of pastureland, a 25-acre Educational Farm Center, the Family Compound and Retreat Center and extensive woodlands and waterways.
Camp Twin Lakes
Camp Twin Lakes is a network of camps providing life-changing programs
to Georgia’s kids with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges.
Some time back the 201-acre property adjacent to Camp Twin Lakes to
the West was purchased for 2.2 million dollars for a future farm and
farm camp development.
The Turner family recently formed The Heritage Breed Animals and Seed Preservation, Inc. Foundation to create a state of the art “sustainable agriculture learning environment in order to provide research, hands on training and educational opportunities to growers,
gardeners, universities, educators, students and consumers for the benefit of all.” Piney Woods Farm, the site of the project, is located on 88 acres in LaGrange, Georgia.
Harvest Green is a 1,300-acre master planned residential community in Richmond, Texas consisting of a commercial area and approximately 2,000 homes. The agrarian lifestyle at
Harvest Green will be focused on enhancing resident’s quality of life through improving access to fresh local foods, creating wellness opportunities and offering community connections tied
to the land.