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.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Farm City Tour

Late last week I had the opportunity to lead a tour of the Farm 255 vegetable operation, which was arranged through the Agribusiness Committee of the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce. As it is mostly between growing seasons, it was a good opportunity to talk about crop rotation and cover crops.

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

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