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Guest Post: Durham Welcomes The Nation’s First Net-Zero Agrihood

This is another guest post from Logan Cason. You can find his first post here. Logan lives with his wife in a 1950s ranch in North Durham. He writes about pretty much anything he wants to learn about, and right now he wants to learn about modern residential architecture so he can design his dream home someday. You can follow him on Twitter @logancason5

When you drive north out of the Bull City, past the brand-new office buildings and swanky high rises, past the hip breweries and chic coffee shops, past the bodegas and taquerias, the scenery slowly turns green. Just past the city limits—in the wide-open space of Durham county—a new type of community is sprouting from the earth: Wetrock Farm, the first net-zero agrihood in the US.

The agrihood concept has grown in popularity over the past few years as more homebuyers value locally sourced food. An agrihood builds the community around a farm, and it encourages community involvement. With Wetrock Farm, not only will homeowners get fresh p…

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