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THE AGRITECT

A blog about all things rural and agritourism related

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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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses – 14

The Bank Barn is not decorated but “pleasantly designed”. – Donald Berg, Author. American country Building Design

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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses – 13

“good taste can elevate the moral fiber of the nation” -James S. Ackerman, Architect. Villa:Form and Ideology of Country Houses

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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses -12

“Farming keeps man honest, vigorous, and independent” -James S. Ackerman, Architect. Vila:Form & Ideology of Country Houses

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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses – 11

  ” Soil fertility must be the basis of any permanent system of agriculture” – Sir Albert Howard, Farmer & Author. Agricultural Testament

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VELD’s Vrijdag Verses – 10

The “whole foods” shopper feels that by buying organic he is “engaging in authentic experiences” and imaginatively enacting a “return to the utopian past with the positive aspects of modernity intact”. -Michael Pollan, Author. Excerpts from Omnivores Delemma

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