While a community designed around a lush golf course was once a sign of luxury, developers are now looking to the locavores with the incorporation of a new kind of green space: farms. The Cannery, a development one mile from downtown Davis, Calif., is centered on a five-acre organic farm and features a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, condos, and apartments as well as a retail center. “The farm is small enough to be part of the neighborhood, but it’s also more than a community garden,” Joe Runco, principal at international design firm SWA, which did the master planning and landscape design for the community, told CityLab. Dubbed “agrihoods,” planned developments like The Cannery bring agriculture into communities that otherwise wouldn’t have included it—especially apt in a place like California’s Central Valley. Developed by the high-end home builder the New Home Company, The Cannery has a slightly higher density than typical suburbs and is targeting the environmental aspirations of millennials while providing housing typologies that accommodate a variety of life stages.

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