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LOOKS COUNT!! ! What We All Can Do About 'Em ( Land Use, and Community Planning)

Land, being mostly privately held, as you know, makes the landowners/stewards, developers, and the local city-county elected officials the land use decision-makers. That's something to consider when it comes to what we all can do in terms of land use and community planning right in our own/combined backyards.

So, bring on the Permaculture Pros, our real estate clients.  They explain the above and more... that Permaculture is about designing ecological human habitats and food production systems. (further defined below) We sure have expanded our land use perceptions since we met them....and  not only for farmland, but for urban-dwellers.

asheville agricultural land

Our Permaculture Pros, with their innovative thinking and foresight, are a bonus of our being in the practice of real estate here in Asheville.  As Eco Certified® Real Estate Consultants, we're always intrigued with ways developers and builders can facilitate the creation of "green space" in their plans and, expanding on that, how urban communities can create green areas where previously there was a forgotten alleyway or small plot. If you asked, I'd tell you that how we use land and the land use decisions we make today are hugely important in long-term environmental issues. And I'd add...LOOKS COUNT.

                                                       

land planning in ashevilleSo here begins a from time-to-time series of shared stories as we learn more about how all of this comes together.

Resources:   

PERMACULTURE. According to Wikipedia"the word permaculture, coined by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren during the 1970s, is a portmanteau of permanent agriculture as well as permanent culture.

Through a series of publications, Mollison, Holmgren and their associates documented an approach to designing human settlements, in particular the development of perennial agricultural systems that mimic the structure and interrelationship found in natural ecologies"

  Introduction to Permaculture: Concepts and Resources 

Links to USDA Sustainable Agriculture Programs
Sustainable Agriculture Network

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

Sustainable Agriculture GRANTS http://www.sare.org/grants/

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Here begins a from time-to-time series of shared stories as we learn more about how all of this comes together...hope you will check back if you are interested~

green communities and eco-communities are fascinating.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago

This is so interesting.  I hope that some of the developers and green team in the So. New Hampshire area become aware of this.  Thanks for the introduction to a great time to times series.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 10 years ago

Joan~

I am wondering if there is a NH Group for sustainable agriculture...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago

Loved this post on Permaculture. I haven't heard it defined like this. Kentucky has only come on board with a lot of this in the past few years.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) about 10 years ago

Lizette~

I bet Kentucky would be a perfect place for Permaculture...here in Asheville, neighbors are taking down backyard fences and combining their back yards into edible gardens... it's an amazing experience...and so beautiful!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago

Edible gardens!  that's what I'm trying for...slowly...right now it's not much to speak of, but I'm working on it.  I love this concept of permaculture--kind of a nice bridge between where we were and where we could be!  Great post!

Posted by Loretta Buckner, Your GREEN Real Estate Consultant For Life! (Real World Properties, Inc.| Your Real Estate Consultant for Life) about 10 years ago

janeAnne, You are a veritable greenopedia. I love the concept pf permaculture, and how it is bringing neighbors together.

Hope your 4th was a blast!

Ginger

Posted by Ginger Sala, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) about 10 years ago

Loretta~

You pointed out something very interesting when you said..." permaculture--kind of a nice bridge between where we were and where we could be..."...and a perfect example of sustainability...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago

Ginger~

SO good to hear from YOU!!! and now I am LOL...a "greenopedia" , eh?  Thanks, I guess..=)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago

Everyone~

I'm looking for more ideas about what we all can do in terms of land use and community planning right in our own/combined backyards....let me know

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago

Don't know how I missed this post when it was first written.  What a fantastic topic and great post.  Thank you janeAnne for keeping us informed.

Posted by Rhodes Waite about 10 years ago

janeAnne,

Thanks for featuring Hickory Nut Forest during Green Week.  We are very excited about our community and its potential.  We're celebrating this week with a Garden Party on Saturday April 23 from 1-5 in the orchard area.  We're going to plant peach and mulberry trees, weed and harvest some herbs in the zodiac medicinal garden bed, mulch the grapes, and generally have a great time.  After the garden party, we'll celebrate with a potluck and bonfire at Laughing Waters.  Would love to see you!  Happy Earth Day!

All the best,

Jane

Posted by Jane Elizabeth Lawson over 7 years ago

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