While all project work at this early stage of OSC is entirely speculative, we expect to conduct research, education and outreach in partnership with planners and developers of a planned agrarian community that will be developed near Elgin, Texas. That community is seeking to implement numerous means to achieve water, energy and food sustainability. Here is a website that describes the intentions of planners, developers, and local community leaders for the sustainable community: http://www.elginagrarian.com/ . We anticipate this community will provide an exciting “living laboratory” for research into the making and evolution of a sustainable community. We expect an opportunity to test new or innovative concepts for water, energy and food sustainability, because small-scale community-based agriculture and agricultural product-based services are intended to be an integral part of the community. We intend to work with planners and developers as possible, by seeking opportunities for research and subsequent education of residents and others about the process and results, potentially using the community as a demonstration for new or innovative sustainability options. Such demonstration may include OSC use of demonstration areas where educational tours may take place.