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THE AGRITECT

A blog about all things rural and agritourism related

A New Addition!

For those who don’t know I now have a little baby girl to look after alongside my clients! She is a bundle of joy and cuteness! And she makes a pretty good helper! We also finally got our new mailbox sign up. It’s been a year in the works since we moved to our new […]

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“Do you do permit drawings?”

This is a question I get asked a lot, but sometimes permit drawings are not what a client really needs. Of course I do permit drawings; it’s a necessary part of the design/building process, but there is two things you should know. 1. there are thousands of decisions required to be made before a permit […]

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Happy Holidays from VELD architect

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Rural Revitalisation Idea #2 : farmer retirement village

I’m sure you’ve heard it before from a farmer, If I retire I’ll die.  Those farmers just don’t know how to take a day off, let alone retire. Not to mention that most farmers don’t want to move to town. So what options are left? move in with you on the home farm?!? If you’re […]

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VELD architect supports the Region of Waterloo’s OMB appeal

Being a farm girl and a city girl engaged in urban&rural design and sustainable design there is no way the VELD architect could not show their support for the Region of Waterloo’s decision to appeal the OMB ruling to increase the develop-able land in the Region. Sustainable Waterloo has displayed the facts very well on […]

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Rural Revitalization Idea #1 -tobacco kiln B&B

  As many of you probably don’t notice anymore, smoking in bars, entrances, and other places has mostly disappeared from Ontario. All you have to do is go to Europe and you will appreciate the smoke-free environments we enjoy in Canada. However, this industry shift took a very hard toll on Tobacco farmers in Ontario. […]

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The Agritect is moving

The agritect blog can now be found at VELD architect with a new and exciting look. For those who subscribe by email you will need to re-subscribe from the new location. all the existing content has moved there as well, so feel free to update your bookmarks, rss feed, etc. Thanks for keeping in touch […]

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Farmhouse Design Part III

So you’ve decided you want to build a new farmhouse on your property. First you need to decide if the “Builder’s special” is the type of home you want or do you want something truly special. Check out this blog to help you decide if a custom home is right for you. Most of you […]

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Happy New Year

Good luck with all your 2013 projects! Check out my guest post at Rural Futures Lab talking about my story and my visions for a healthy rural culture! The RUPRI Rural Futures Lab aims to create a new future-oriented narrative for rural America. They focus on the economic drivers that will make rural regions increasingly vital […]

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Rural Relics – A Foundation for Possibilities

I was recently introduced to a bit of Waterloo Region’s history. Black Horse Corners, a once bustling small town with an Inn, tannery, fueling mill, pump shop, shingle mill, shoemaker and blacksmith shop, all of which are no longer present except for some remains of the old Inn which burnt down.  Located at the corner […]

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