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@VELD architect, southwestern Ontario

Archive for October, 2014

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



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 animals are raised on, and animal waste products should be used on the land belonging to the farm which they are fed on.

-Dale Allen Pfeiffer. Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food, and the coming crisis is Agriculture