If you're interested in getting more actively involved in your own
sustenance, you might be interested in a new non-profit organization
called "Kitchen Gardeners International" which some kitchen gardening
friends and I have started. Our goal is to "celebrate home-grown,
home-cooked foods in their many international forms". There are
already 300 or so people involved coming from the US, Canada, Mexico,
France, Ireland, UK, Belgium, etc.
For more info, see www.kitchengardeners.org