A farm focused family friendly co-housing community in Peterborough wanted to create a long-term sustainable farm partnership. The community had pursued a number of farm endeavors and the lessee farmer was planning to leave. Through consideration by the community and guided discussion and planning from the Ian McSweeney, a vision for the community – farm was developed. Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm defined the vision as:
A reciprocal and complementary relationship: Neighbors nurture the farm and the farm offers the neighborhood food, beauty and connection to each other and the land.
This vision allowed the community to engage in discussions with a local non-profit farm and initial agreements were formed. Ian then provided assistance to fully develop agreements and draft long-term collaborative lease.