Original article by Sarah Sekula for USA Today
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) estimated there were more than 90 agrihoods operating or in development in the U.S. in 2019. The fundamental appeal: Why go to a farmers market when you can live at one?
The developers of Miralon in Palm Springs, Calif., scrapped the idea of refurbishing a golf course on their 309-acre site, opting instead to plant 7,000 olive trees. Residents get an allotment of the oil each year, and there are 26 raised garden beds where they can pick their own organic herbs and edible flowers. The developers also left 97 acres of green space for citrus groves, walking trails and parks in the community, which features single-family homes from $900,000.