The Scoop

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.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Charleston, SC

Though I was tempted to go to both the UGA football home-opener and my good friend's dove shoot, I took advantage of the long weekend to go down to Charleston, SC and do some preliminary field research. I am thinking of writing my dissertation on the history of food and agriculture in the Charleston area and wanted to do some brain-storming.

In short, it was a great trip. I stayed with old friends, made some new ones, ate lots of good food, met some folks in the local-food scene, toured some farms, had a few ideas, and am thoroughly excited to continue on with my plans to research there. They have some huge live oaks around those parts...

And the growing season is so long, the fresh tomatoes just keep coming: