Saturday, February 15, 2014

   Now Developers Want Farms and Barns

The Story
 As so many farm fields continue to  shift from producing crops to providing home sites, a growing trend with developers is to not just save the old barn but, believe it or not, to design the whole sub-division around a working farm that actually produces food and provides for homeowners' needs. 

How cool is that?

Following below is a link via the Michigan Barn Preservation Network that tells one of those stories. 

It feels really good to see things starting to shift as more and more people want to be directly connected to their food sources and are making their voices heard, with developers responding and shifting their paradigm to accommodate a new era while there are still a few real deal old farmsteads left to work with.

Here's the link to the story, check it out!   Developers saving barns?!?