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, June 3, 2012

South Carolina Sunday

Always the butt of jokes from the rest of the nation, folks from the Deep South have often responded by focusing attention on what they (entirely objectively, of course) deemed the worst states within the region: Alabamans are glad they aren't from Mississippi; growing up in Georgia, we tended to point a finger towards South Carolina. Georgia might have ranked 47th in the nation in public education, but at least we knew that we were better than our neighbor to the east. But my recent relocation to the Palmetto State has forced me to rethink this hierarchy. I mean, in Georgia I couldn't go out on a Sunday and (legally) get raw milk or beer!

1 comment:

Frame said...

We were talking about this today. In my neighborhood, they say you're on the wrong side of the tracks, if you're west of State Street. "Lots of crime over there." But if you don't live in my neighborhood, but still live in Jackson, they just use I-55 as the divider. If you're west of I-55, you better be ready for some action. But if you live in one of the suburbs of Jackson, the divider is the city limits of Jackson itself. Anything within the city limits are off-limits after about 4 p.m. But if you live outside of the state of Mississippi, the whole state is disparaged and put down for being a terrible place to be. But if you're outside of the South, it's the Mason Dixon Line that shouldn't be crossed.