Mitchel - two hip replacements in 12 weeks! Ugh.
Especially as I am still cooking for my 91-year-old mother.
Medicaid Expansion in my benighted red state all last year
that really did me in. But getting healthcare, finally, for
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
of good soil in the heart of my small city's
lowest-income, lowest-home value census tract, which also is
and has tons of single moms and low-income seniors. My
City and parks department, who leased us the land, have no
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"!