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.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
While the online story reported that I "waxed poetic about the virtues of organic farming" (which might be a bit of an over-statement), the paper edition honed in on the most deserving, and respected, subject: "Loki, Van Sant's dog, ran and romped throughout the tour, and was rewarded for his energy and antics by numerous hugs and lots of petting, especially from the middle school students."
Who could blame 'em...?
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I am always in Georgia when the desert cottonwoods turn yellow, but luckily the seeds we sowed in mid-August are doing well. My good friend Mike sent me this photo from our summer basecamp in New Mexico recently. The vegetable beds are near the fork in the road, and the cover crops ne withereth pas!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Judging by the number of questions, there was lots of interest in the farm-to-table model and organic growing in general. Several people said they would go try out the restaurant, and I sent a couple of wide-eyed youngsters home with some eggplant for the frying pan (or baking sheet, or grill-top, or sauce pan, or...)
Thanks to Thomas Verner for organizing the tour and providing the above photos