Here’s a unique smart community narrative for you – this via Australia.
Three years ago a group of farmers in Nyabing, south-east of Perth, had the opportunity to buy into a share farm.
After two successful seasons the group that manages the crop, the Nyabing Progress Association, was able to purchase the town pub, the Nyabing Inn.
Nyabing Progress Association vice president Fiona Martin said the group was now focussed on a future cropping program to fund the restoration of the pub.
“There are some immediate works in terms of accommodation and the dining and meals area,” she said.
“And above and beyond that we’re looking at splitting the project into accommodation and a new community hub.”