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.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Radical Agriculture, 1976

"The growth of interest in community gardens and urban agriculture seems to be more than just a returning trend in our war-prosperity-depression cycle. Victory gardens have become inflation gardens, only this time local food production will probably have more lasting survival value, especially in a society whose food resources are controlled more and more by big business and a fossil-fuels technology."

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