I have a wonderful freind Caleb Warnock. He is a wonderful man with some great ideas about how we can be self sufficient. He has written a best seller book "The forgotten skills of self sufficiency used by the Mormon Pioneers" He has also released a book about cooking with natural yeast. You can read his blog here.
One of the things that inspired me lately is his year round gardening. He lives in Alpine Utah where they have a really short summer growing season. Despite this; he gardens year round. He seems to have something to harvest all year round. He has worked hard to research and find fruit, vegetables, and grains that will thrive in his area. He is part of a seed saving revolution. He does alot of work to maintain good and wholesome food. It really inspires me to do better.
One day I will have a beautiful garden but for now I am working on a funtional one