We have turned our whole yard front and back into a micro urban farm. After we moved back from Brooklyn NY in the summer of '06 that following winter Brenda and I took an organic farming class which met once a week. It was in this class that we came to realize how fragile our current food systems are and how dependent of large fossil fuel inputs. We went from considering organic produce as designer food for rich people to realizing organically grown food whether livestock, vegetables or grain was the only responsible approach that took into consideration the future of our ecosystem. When gas goes up to $20 a gallon and it is no longer financially possible to truck food from one end of the country to the other. What would we do if the grocery stores came up empty? What is a root cellar and how do you make it work? I really dove into all these issues last year when our family and collaborators created Plan B for Art Prize last year. I do not want to be worriedly wringing my hands about the possible collapse of our society but I also don't want to be lazy and unprepared for the challenges the our future may present. We have also discovered farming in the city to be a wonderful way to develop a more meaningful way to connect with the earth and our food. We have so many more kinds of birds and insects flitting around through our yard now. We have laying hens, rabbits and bees woven into our garden. We feel that we are on a journey to learn how we can live in an urban environment with robust nature all around us healthy and strong.