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.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
It was early in the New year, and I woke up early on the final morning to see the New day dawn.
At punctuated symbolic times like the New year and the New dawn it is more common for us to let the omnipresent concerns of "doing" fade into the experience of "being". But it is also true that every moment is a New one, and my resolution this year is to welcome them all, rather than just those that are prejudged to be important.
Pulling New carrots out of the ground is worthy of notice, too: