[permaculture] Agrarian Suburb?

Claude Genest genest at together.net
Mon Sep 2 09:29:08 EDT 2002

Sounds like Switzerland !

> From: Rick Valley <bamboogrove at cmug.com>
> Reply-To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Sun, 01 Sep 2002 23:36:25 -0700
> To: <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] Agrarian Suburb?
>> Could it be possible to design essentially an agrarian suburb?
> It's been done; one example from early 20th century in California, still
> exists in the Bay area. I think it's just a neighborhood with big lots now,
> but I really don't know. I think it'd be nice to combine agrarian suburbs
> with the "mass transit hub" pattern like is being done strictly urban style
> around Portland Oregon. If cities were surrounded by swarms of villages
> ringed with farms, and all connected by rail...
> I have heard stories of farm wives riding the train to market in Portland,
> in the 1920s, when there was a central farmer's market in Portland. The
> train is finally back, but most of the farms have been "malled".
> -Rick
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