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Conservation Design Community

California

Embracing a full spectrum of sustainable practices, the 143-acre preserve integrates agricultural production and ecological restoration with 79% of the land devoted to open space, organic farming and vineyards. The plan calls for 27 homes on 5-acre ranchettes and provides affordable housing for the local workforce. Design guidelines establish habitat restoration, water conservation, fire protection and sustainable design to foster fiscally and ecologically sound use of the land.