Agraria is a community which is planned to be:
- Low-energy use based on a belief in the threat of peak oil. The goal is a 75% reduction from current average energy used per capita.
- Sustainable requiring minimal inputs (especially fossil fuels) and creating zero or almost zero outputs (notably municipal waste and sewage).
- Small, based on the belief that smallness itself is a value for positive social organization.
This is a project of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions. The principles of our organization view a cooperative way of life to be preferable to current competitive ways of living.
It is their view that new agrarian communities will be most successful if close to existing small communities, offering benefits to both the existing and the new communities.
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