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An alternative foodscape: striving towards a self-sufficient sustainable local food system in the town of Ste. Agathe, Manitoba

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dc.contributor.supervisor Tate, Alan (Landscape Architecture) en_US
dc.contributor.author Ferguson, Emily
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-19T16:35:29Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-19T16:35:29Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/19337
dc.description.abstract This is a speculative examination of the feasibility of a productive local food system in rural Manitoba. It strives to provide tools and skills needed for producing food locally for the community of Ste. Agathe. The town was chosen due to its fertile flood plain, abundance of open green space, and lack of a local food source. The condition of America’s industrial food system is examined through research on apparent positive and negative effects it has on society. Ste. Agathe’s land use, cover and ownership are analyzed through mapping, followed by the examination of relevant existing and proposed alternative food production systems. The focus then shifts to existing local food initiatives in Manitoba and the characteristics of valuable crops and livestock suitable to the climate. This knowledge is applied to Ste. Agathe specifically through a series of suitability plans for each crop and livestock group, which when combined, result in a proposed framework plan, layout plans, sections, and perspectives. en_US
dc.subject Landscape en_US
dc.subject Food en_US
dc.subject Sustainability en_US
dc.subject Local en_US
dc.title An alternative foodscape: striving towards a self-sufficient sustainable local food system in the town of Ste. Agathe, Manitoba en_US
dc.degree.discipline Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee McLachlan, Ted (Landscape Architecture) Brule-Babel, Anita (Agriculture) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Landscape Architecture (M.Land.Arch.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2013 en_US


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