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As my computer use continues to evolve, it's less and less likely I'll be posting meaningful things here. :(

The current alternative is that I'll be sending out an email broadcast - once public, once for paid subscribers, talking about the various sorta stuff I talk about.

For now, I'll be using Substack, a proprietary service, since they provide the necessarily payment processing without unreasonable overhead.

emsenn.substack.com/p/coming-s

Since y'all have gotten access to all my rambling without any sort of gate so far, anyone who wants a paid subscription, just DM me your email and I'll hook you up.

I need y'all's support to grow!

(get it? garden pun: I grow things, but I also grow!)

tl;dr: I need money to buy native trees/shrubs on the 16th so they're established in the @561garden
when it's time to take cuttings for propagation in the spring.

ko-fi.com/emsenn

My partner covered the expense of what we got last week: hibiscus, goldenrod, and lobelia, but their car is fucking up and so we won't be able to buy anything unless y'all make donations.

There's also another plant sale, of medicinal plants, coming up at the end of the month, that we'd need money to participate in.

(If you don't know: I'm turning a lawn into a garden to freely share practical plants with marginalized folk in my community.)

I need y'all's support to grow!

(get it? garden pun: I grow things, but I also grow!)

tl;dr: I need money to buy native trees/shrubs on the 16th so they're established in the @561garden
when it's time to take cuttings for propagation in the spring.

ko-fi.com/emsenn

My partner covered the expense of what we got last week: hibiscus, goldenrod, and lobelia, but their car is fucking up and so we won't be able to buy anything unless y'all make donations.

There's also another plant sale, of medicinal plants, coming up at the end of the month, that we'd need money to participate in.

(If you don't know: I'm turning a lawn into a garden to freely share practical plants with marginalized folk in my community.)

settlers stop complaining about the shit weather they caused until theyre materially involved with land back challenge [impossible]

Passing on:

hello! we are very urgently raising funds for a person from SC to get transportation to their abortion. we are raising $200! please please boost and donate

$fandhrd

This request was forwarded to me:

Hey guys please don't ignore this tweet, I'm looking for help again. I got sick again and I need some medicine, plus I'm behind on rent and utilities and to fill the pantry that's about to run out, goal $700 helps me feel better 🙏🏽 Paypal.me/emmamiller187

Hey folks!

Mutual aid request here from Akron, Ohio:

An organizer involved with Justice for Jayland is short on rent.

CA: $OhioStrong

They needed $400 total when I first saw the post.

Portland folk!

Sharing this info from Twitter:

twitter.com/BuildSoil/status/1

Portland OR chestnut folks!
we are having our FIRST Portland Area meeting on zoom to get moving on tree care & distribution and organizing.

Thurs July 28th 3-5PM
on zoom: us06web.zoom.us/j/86291534839?

(this is for Portland area people)

event on our discord:
discord.com/invite/9f2sV6Zu?ev

The $AkronBailFund (¢ashapp) is looking for contributions to assist those being arrested in Akron for protesting the murder of Jayland Walker by the city's police.

Please retweet if you cant send support, thank you!

The $AkronBailFund (¢ashapp) is looking for contributions to assist those being arrested in Akron for protesting the murder of Jayland Walker by the city's police.

Please retweet if you cant send support, thank you!

8 years ago today a distracted driver caused me to be injured in a very very bad auto accident. death was likely, even 6 months on I was being told I wouldn't walk again. lost my career and home.

but! now i have a new home, and can walk around my garden without a cane!

8 years ago today a distracted driver caused me to be injured in a very very bad auto accident. death was likely, even 6 months on I was being told I wouldn't walk again. lost my career and home.

but! now i have a new home, and can walk around my garden without a cane!

small update: got a comrade who's in from another state coming through to learn from our garden in a few days, so they can establish a similar project elsewhere.

pretty exciting!

no specifics on what i'm up to but it's always a good time to send me money ko-fi.com/emsenn

it's almost summer!

send money to ko-fi.com/emsenn & itll go toward stop the bleed kits and such.

it's almost summer!

send money to ko-fi.com/emsenn & itll go toward stop the bleed kits and such.

What's that like, lefty forum software with votes and stuff?

Uh @technomancy @KitRedgrave uh @68km i'm tagging y'all because you might know

Yesterday a year ago is when my boss/landlord started destroying my garden because "COVID is over;" within a couple days things escalated to their brother-in-law threatening to kill me and my partner.

Local white anarchists were too busy antagonising and surveilling us for our anti-colonial stance to offer any aid.

But a couple anarchists of colour stepped up and helped us relocate what plants we could, before my boss could haul them away themselves.

Luckily! Someone here in the Fediverse happened to live in an adjacent city, so me and my partner moved before things could escalate further, but we had to leave behind most of our stuff (from bowls & spoons to furniture to books, to the rest of our garden)

It also meant we suddenly stopped being able to host what we called the "cottenboro free market," where we distributed out free food from local gardens & bakeries and stuff, as well as gave away whatever else we got given to share.

Since then, we've been trying to figure out how to integrate ourselves into the local anti-colonial tapestry. We're not at the little crossroads of our town anymore, and that tbh made a lot of things p easy!

Its looking more and more like we're going to focus on being part of a decentralized network of nurseries (you can read more about this sorta stuff from lobelia commons down in bvlbancha, we don't have relevant material yet)

We've got other stuff we're working on, but building up stock of perennials that'll thrive in this region seems to be where we're naturally focusing, as we shape how we spend our energy to what's going on around us.

I don't think I have a point here except to share a bit about what's going on and how we got here; I've gotten a lot of new followers recently that probably don't know that the GAZ is having to rebuild after fascists & apologists ran us out of town.

And I think not knowing that maybe leads folk to expect more... coherence or development from the project than is really feasible, given our past experiences.

Saturday marks 1 year since I moved (under threat of death) to what's turned into a much better home; we've got a bigger garden, more space inside, there's not racists trying to beat me up every few weeks, all in all, big improvement.

I'd love to celebrate it somehow; probably by buying a tree to add to the garden, or something similar. Help me do so at ko-fi.com/emsenn please :D

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Tortoise Mountain Natives Do Not Like English Ivy

It is time to stop Ecological and economic genocide upon people of color. Tortoise Mountain and Turtle Island natives are the original Ecosteaders. Long before European and other settlers with delusions about government-subsidized development in "blocks" of colonizer cash infrastructure, Native Land Before Invasion was organic. And there never were opportunities or roles for any white dudes as a "Chief" Executive Officer. Get out of here and fix the problems plaguing Europe before trying to kill the indigenoUS Earth.

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