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Let's have some unity on this list, damn it, and root in unison for 
Claudia's mobility and for organic urban farming.
Chandler


On 2019-07-11 3:48 p.m., Claudia Pine wrote:
> Mitchel - two hip replacements in 12 weeks! Ugh. Especially as I am 
> still cooking for my 91-year-old mother. Rather modestly,
> right now!
> But also "yay" - because I really am going to enjoy walking, hiking, 
> organic farming, and canvassing again!  It was canvassing for
> Medicaid Expansion in my benighted red state all last year that really 
> did me in.  But getting healthcare, finally, for every resident
> of my state is worth it!
>
> As Umair Haque writes, What kind of nation prides itself on having the 
> largest military killing machine in history,
> yet not a national healthcare system?
>
> So while waiting to be fully mobile again, I'm organizing the 
> infrastructure on a non-profit urban farm on nearly 2 acres
> of good soil in the heart of my small city's lowest-income, 
> lowest-home value census tract, which also is majority Hispanic
> and has tons of single moms and low-income seniors.  My City and parks 
> department, who leased us the land, have no idea that
> organic urban farming is not just (a) healthy nutrition for our food 
> pantry, and some school and family gardening classes on the side.
> It's also (b) citizen science and environmental education, and (c) 
> community building and organizing in an amazing number of ways.
> The local low-income family clinic I use, which was started by our 
> migrant farm-workers' coalition, is going to help me do Medicaid 
> signup out
> there this fall.  Urban farms are great places to do all kinds of 
> activism.  A farm raises awareness "by nature"!
>
> Claudia
>
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 1:31 PM Mitchel Cohen 
> <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>
>     Hi Claudia!
>     Get better quick!!!!
>     What happened? (did I miss your post on this?)
>
>     Mitchel
>