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, April 26, 2011
"You don't have to be in 'Who's Who' to know what's what!"
"Some people want to label 'agitators' unpatriotic. I remind them that the agitator is that central column in a washing machine that gets the dirt out."
and my personal favorite, "Status quo is latin for 'the mess we're in'."
For more of his thoughts, click here
Sunday, April 24, 2011
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.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
All that said, there are still people who collect seeds. But networks of seed-traders are increasingly important due to the decline in collectors, and later this month outside of our very own Athens, GA is a sure-fire seed swap. It has been running for many years and we are trying to increase the number of participants and exposure to this important practice, so come on down and check it out! There will be all kinds of fun to be had in addition to learning about seeds: home-made cider; live music; good food...