This is interesting to me. http://www.kcchronicle.com/articles/2009/02/17/98496041/index.xml It seems like the politicians are always against people being more self sufficient. My father was born in the house on the corner of Center and Richards st. in Geneva. They had a large garden, fruit trees, and raised chickens and pigeons. This was during the depression and without these things families would have starved. They did for themselves and it taught them not to rely on handouts when times got tuff. I realize times have changed and the suburbs are more populated, but it's sad that one or two generations have changed us so much that even the community leaders scoff at what was a necessity to their parents.