i just read an article on gardening- and my opinion- it's a start. this person still believes in purchasing a great amount of food and sounds like they dabble- but they have the right idea. and there are other links to seeds i will check out. my personal opinion- just make a start. if you have the seeds and the understanding that our food production system is not sustainable, well, it makes you determined to become one with the soil. the reality is- eventually, there won't be enough local farmers being able to grow food even for organic buffs- which is one reason agri business took over. our demand for food grew- and they could make money so they squeezed most of the family farms out- remember reagan and all of those farm foreclosures? remember 'farm aid?'
anyhoo, add to the fact that where those farms once stood- are probably suburban mcmansions and you realize that much of our arable farmland has been paved over. that's an issue with food production and water. just a head's up and an fyi- it was largely due to the family farms that we got through the last great depression. we don't have that anymore.