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A lazy post for a lazy Monday, but hopefully you'll find it interesting. It's a short clip from Our Daily Bread, a feature-length documentary produced by Nikolaus Geyrhalter.

Having never wondered how pecans and walnuts are harvested on an industrial scale and then seeing how it's actually done for the first time, we were quite taken aback. It was as if discovering a new species of marine animal thriving in the violent hydrothermal whirlpools of some deep-oceanic trench — spectacularly ornamented, wondrously strange, marvelous.

Our reaction obviously says more about how far removed we are from the means of food production than anything about an inherent quality, but agricultural landscapes never fail to astonish us.

On agro
  • Anonymous
  • November 25, 2008 at 7:26:00 AM CST
  • Ancient or modern?
    But why don't they spread a tarp before they beat the tree?

  • Anonymous
  • November 25, 2008 at 4:06:00 PM CST
  • I think these are olives, aren't they? It seems to be Spain...

  • Anonymous
  • November 25, 2008 at 4:32:00 PM CST
  • yes these are olives. the entire film is quite astonishing and well worth watching. in terms of relevance to landscape architecture i found the salt mine scene to be much more powerful.

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