A Farming Community

With a professionally managed working farm incorporated into our plans, the former Beckwith Estate will be the first “agrihood” of its kind in the Berkshires.

Such communities are increasingly common across the country as developments add farming to the neighborhood lifestyle.

With these organic farms outside their front doors, residents — children in particular — learn to appreciate, support and grow local food. Shared gardens foster a sense of shared community and improve interaction among neighbors and children learn the immense value of home-grown yard-to-table food. Healthier outdoor lifestyles are encouraged — beginning with what people eat.

Communities living closer to self-sufficiency typically share a greater connection to their environment. They are more likely to adopt and encourage other sustainable lifestyle practices as well.

Our shared garden will be professionally built, maintained and managed. Our produce will be available to our on-site restaurant and for sale at our own farm stand for residents, guests and our neighbors in the community.

Learn more about the growing agrihood movement:

Informative Videos

‘Agrihoods’ Offer Suburban Living Built Around Community Farms, Not Golf Courses ~ Huffington Post

Interview with Steven Nygren, Founder of Serenbe ~ American Society of Landscape Architects

“How farms Became the Hot New Suburb” ~ Smithsonian