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THE AGRITECT

A blog about all things rural and agritourism related

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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Farmhouse Design or Renovation Principles – Part I

My Dad, was born, raised, had his own kids, and will probably die in the same old red brick farmhouse. As you can imagine it needs some updating! My mother, like most farm wives has great visions of what the house should look like, but it is usually a lifelong project to update the house […]

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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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to LEED® or not to LEED®…

…that is the question I get all the time. But first, what is LEED®. LEED® stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a process of third part certification that determines the energy performance of your building. Based on a scoring system you can achieve a number of different levels; just certified (40-49 […]

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