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THE AGRITECT

A blog about all things rural and agritourism related

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Happy Holidays!

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What is a blower door test? And why is it important?

You may have heard this term lately with all the new energy regulations around housing. A blower door test is a test of how air tight your house is. The reason you want an air-tight house is so that when you warm or cool the air in your house to be comfortable you don’t want […]

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A Search for the Perfect Barn Frame:what to look for in a timber frame

A Search for the Perfect Barn Frame:What to look for in a timber frame VELD architect is embarking on a major bank barn reuse project! So in light of this journey we are going to shares its joys, challenges, and stories along the way. Hopefully providing you with information and confidence for you to consider […]

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VELD architect & the Agritect are getting a new look

Look forward to the new designed website in the coming weeks. Designed by 31st Line Strategic Communications! Same place! Here’s a sneak peek, what do you think?

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Merry Christmas and Happy 2015!

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VELD Vrijdag Verses -19

“Eating locally isn’t just a fad – it may be one of the most important ways we save ourselves and the planet!” -Dr. David Suzuki

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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses – 18

“…the countryside conjures nostalgic rather than real interpretations.” “Perhaps more than any other landscape, the tended fields of the countryside symbolizes our most revered meld of man, nature, and time.” -Sally Schauman.

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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses – 17

“Ontario’s 19th century vernacular [Vernacular architecture is a category of architecture based on local needs and construction materials, and reflecting local traditions] is beyond recovery, however much it is craved. Awareness cannot be un-invented in an informed, interactive society.” -Michael J. Troughton. Vernacular Architecture in Ontario; Industrial Vernacular  

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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses – 16

The basic problem associated with a monoculture farm is that it is not a closed system. By closing the loop and creating a farm which operates like an ecosystem, we can re-establish the nutrient cycle and rehabilitate our resources. In order to do this we must produce the feed on the same farm as the […]

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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses – 15

“A good farmer is a craftsperson of the highest order, a kind of artist. It is the good work of good farmers – nothing else – that assures a sufficiency of food over the long term.” -Wendel Berry, Farmer & Author. Gift of Good Land

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