seems i neglected to do this 'hello' before joining conversations. apologies.
briefly here, i've helped in organizing around various issues since grade 8, thru highschool, and in the early '80's while at McGill went to that big peace march in NYC. lots of other work since, around various justice/economic/environmental issues. have spent a fair bit of time in recent years growing food organically.
really appreciate babble for the opportunity it provides for people to work through issues, though it is difficult when people don't really know who we're all talking with. i understand the need for anonymity for some too though. i may turn to that approach too, but at present i use my real name, which is Leigh. I was named after a stove. no kidding. my mother after graduating and working for a few years was fired for getting pregnant with my older brother. she spent much time after that with her trusty work parter, a stove whose manufacturers name was at eye level on the vent hood- Leigh. she laughs when i run this by her, so i know its true.
in any case, greetings to you all.
hope i posted this to the correct spot in babble, learning here...