Growing Roots, an agricultural community
A pilot project develops an available plot of land following the strategy. Starting with a 1000ha plot in an area designated as arable and potential agrihub, the nexus locates in the middle radiating the divisions. After this commercial threshold, the farm is conceived as a regenerative space of symbiosis where all organisms benefit from each other. In accordance with the current market, the farm destinates 10% to livestock, 15% to orchards, 55% to crops, and 18% to horticulture. Furthermore, approximately 30% of the land will not be cultivated alternately during crop rotation periods, to maintain soil fertility.
Housing is combined with horticulture, staple products that need daily caregiving, and small livestock, which are fed with household leftovers. Orchards and big-scale horticulture use livestock fecal waste is used as a fertilizer after being processed at the same time providing a great ecosystem for insects. Crops that do not require daily labor, are located at the furthest part of the workers.