Preserving Farmland in Pennsylvania

Posted on July 12, 2008 by

The CBS News television affiliate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, WHP-TV, reports on the green features of Hundredfold Farm, a new co-housing development in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  The television spot is more in-depth, mentioning the farmland preservation, energy efficiency, and on-site waste water treatment achieved by the community.

Hundredfold Farm is a co-housing community in Adams County. It is a neighborhood created at first as a way to preserve farmland.

The neighborhood sits in the middle of an operating 80 acre Christmas tree farm, which each homeowner, owns an equal part of. With seven homes complete, eventually 14 homes will sit on just six acres of the farm, preserving the rest of the land.

The layout of the community is designed after a small village, where neighbors are a close by and close with each other. The idea for the farm was created 10 years ago. This is the first neighborhood of its kind in Pennsylvania.

Read the article (with video).

Hundredfold Farm was mentioned previously on Buzz Blog as a possible campaign stop of Barack Obama during the Democratic primary.  It’s unclear whether that stop actually took place.

It has also been featured on FOX 43 News of York, PA in a 2- part viedo series (1) (2)

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