Suburbs Sprouting Corn and Lettuce

Platte River Village, now building in Denver, is a new concept in fusing agriculture and suburbia.

Matthew "Quint" Redmond is a farmer and developer who is building a 944 home project with 108 acres of backyard farms and 152 acres of larger community farms.

"He envisions a future where the nation's 31 million acres of lawn are converted to food production. He sees golf-course greens redefined with herbs; sand traps as "kale traps." He sees retirement homes engulfed by farms and office buildings where workers escape cubicles on farming breaks."

Thanks to Dave Shelley

Full Story: Agriburbia Sprouts on Colorado's Front Range

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