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, March 25, 2010
The long-awaited day has arrived. After deconstructing, moving, and rebuilding a farm we have put the first vegetables in the ground. We have an amazing duo of skilled planters (thanks Olivia and Laura) who showed the ropes to the hard-working intern/apprentices Jared and Andrew. We planted leeks and beets in a five-row wide, 115 foot long bed (seen below) and broccoli in two rows along another 115 foot bed. That will be a lot of tasty food here pretty soon. This afternoon we will put in the remainder of the transplants - about the same amount of cabbage, chard, and kale.