Antigonish Local Agricultural Practices Project

What is the Antigonish Local Agricultural Practices Project (ALAPP)?

  • ALAPP is an anthropological research project that investigates how people living in Antigonish County and the Town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia produced, distributed, processed and consumed food from local agricultural sources between 1945 and 1975.
  • ALAPP researchers will describe how people produced, distributed, and consumed local food in Antigonish the past.  In the next stage of the project, they plan to study these activities today to determine what has changed and what has stayed the same.

Where is Antigonish County?

  • Bordered on one side by the waters of St. Georges Bay, Antigonish has a magnificent coastline, rolling hills covered with a mixed Acadian forest and agricultural land along Antigonish, Pomquet and Tracadie Harbours and in the intervale lands of the West, South, Pomquet and Tracadie Rivers.
  • Antigonish covers 1444 km² in northeastern Nova Scotia, Canada.

Who lives in Antigonish County?

  • Many people living in the Town and County today are proud to be descendants of the original inhabitants, the Mi’kmaq, or of groups of settlers who arrived in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries including the Irish, Acadians, Highland Scots, Black Loyalists, and Dutch.
  • Antigonish is also home to people from Germany, China, the United States, the Philippines various countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and South America and Canadians from other provinces and territories.
  • With a population of about 14,700, living in the County and 4,500 in the Town, Antigonish is a rural community.

How can I find out more about ALAPP?

  • Follow the links on this page to see who we are, our academic work and the “Stories of Farm and Food” we have collected from local residents.



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