here on the land, we want to recover a culture of autonomy, of sovereignty and of self-sufficiency. For us, landra means all of this.
Landra is what we call acorns here, in the regions of Minho and Galiza. These are the fruits of the various species of the Quercus genus. We're talking about oaks, holm-oaks, cork-oaks…
Today, modern ways of life predominate, and populations - even the rural ones - have become severely dependent upon industrial objects and processes, whose production they do control not. This form of socioeconomic organisation is a huge problem, as it produces disastrous imbalances in people's lives and, consequently, destabilises all earth's ecosystems.
Amidst all this, landras tell us another story; they speak of another way of life; one long fading through time but which, every passing day, becomes ever more necessary. Beyond being incredibly nutritious (a rare thing these days), in local history, and in some hideouts of this region's traditional culture, landras play an enormous role, as a symbol of freedom, of abundance, and of autonomy.
Contrary to the grains of Poaceae; of wheat, rice and corn, from which whole empires have risen, landras are fruits of perennial plants; of trees that, beyond living for many years, require almost no work, whilst bearing extremely productive yields.
Here on the land, we want to recover a culture of autonomy, of sovereignty and of self-sufficiency. For us, landra means all of this.