With the Land: Reflections on Land Work and 10 years of the Land Workers’ Alliance

With The Land is a celebration of the first ten years of the Landworkers’ Alliance and an invitation to join this collective endeavour towards food sovereignty, agroecology, and land justice.

The book is a seed store of stories and poetry, interviews, recipes, essays, artwork and song, by and about people who have tilled and cared for the lands of Britain to produce food, fuel and timber within a culture of regeneration.

Old hands and young voices, activists and campaigners, foresters and farmers, shepherds and soil keepers, have come together to create a testament of the collaborative spirit, vision and hard work that goes into restoring our relationships with the natural world, and making a new approach to land use and food growing possible.

Filled with song lyrics, texts, photography, poetry, a letter and recipe the individual pieces in the book cover issues such as access to land, the importance of seed sovereignty, gender and land work, as well as the ecological and social imperative of creating a better food and land work system by working in harmony with nature.

Spanning landscapes that range from forests to uplands, city farms to rural hinterlands, each section tells the story of how a dedicated network of landworkers are pushing against history to create a radical future-looking movement.