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And The Swamp Flourished And The Swamp Flourished

The Bittersweet Story of Holland Marsh

by VanderMey, Albert

Draining swamps and marshes, and controlling groundwater levels, it seems to come natural to Dutchmen! Throughout Europe they have reclaimed land this way, growing plentiful crops where before it was (too) dangerous to tread. Now over 70 years ago, Dutch immigrants settled in such a ‘polder’ north of Ontario’s capital, Toronto. These settlers went through many bittersweet moments and episodes, becoming the vegetable gardeners for this city, for Ontario and for markets beyond. Author Albert VanderMey engagingly chronicled this amazing story in his richly illustrated book.

Hardcover, 160 pages, With full colour jacket, 230 illustrations and an index plus a list of pre-publication supporters. A partial list of folks who (co)farmed in the 'marsh'. ISBN 1-895815-01-0

USD 15.95 / CAD 19.95

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