Landship Foods is inspired by the conviction that growing and eating healthy food is one of the most important things we can do for both ourselves and the broader communities of which we are a part. The name comes from the language of pre-industrial Europe. Before the enclosure movement and the associated rise in notions of private property swept England, the suffix “-ship” (as in "relationship," or "friendship") referred to an object or an abstraction with collective duties and mutual rights. Thus, the term “landship” suggests that land was an entity through which humans were joined to each other by a set of rights and responsibilities. I advocate for a revival of this awareness.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
The place we are growing has not been farmed in the past four years, so it has required a lot of infrastructure work - tearing down old structures, building new ones - essentially farm design. This kind of work is really quite enjoyable, whether demolition or construction it is tangible and immediate. In concert with the el nino weather, though, it has delayed the commencement of our ultimate work: growing vegetables. We recently got some starts that will be growing in the ground soon after they harden off. Almost done preparing beds.
Photo credit shout-out to Jared and Olivia