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.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

It's Hightower-Time!

Jim Hightower, a populist activist of the stump-preaching tradition who once said, "There's nothing in the middle of the road except for yellow lines and dead armadillos," will be speaking in Athens at the Melting Point tomorrow night - Monday the 25th.

Hightower is a former Texas state politician who has long argued forcefully (and humorously) for an American democracy that is less captive to the interests of "big money." He will speak Monday night about efforts to rebuild Georgia railroads, and the event will be preceded by a volunteer work session and a public forum.

See this recent Flagpole article for more info.

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