I saw this short video about a family in living in the southern California suburbs who had transformed their yard into a sustainable garden...it was so inspiring. To watch this 8 minute video go here: the simple life.
I just expanded my garden areas where we are growing food. I am going to jam pack as many plants into this area as I can. I am also going to try starting more plants from seed. No photos yet, but the above one is of swiss chard and kale grown by a neighbor. I hope mine gets this big!