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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, 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. Published by Vanderheide. A $29.95 value. NOW on sale!

Hardcover, 160 pages, With full colour jacket, 230 illustrations. ISBN 1-895815-01-0

USD 12.95 / CAD 14.95

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