Here is a link to Homegrown Evolution, a blog written by the authors of the book The Urban Homestead. Amazon's description of the book is as follows: "The Urban Homestead is the essential handbook for a fast-growing new movement: urbanites are becoming gardeners and farmers. Rejecting both end-times hand wringing and dewy-eyed faith that technology will save us from ourselves, urban homesteaders choose instead to act. By growing their own food and harnessing natural energy, they are planting seeds for the future of our cities."
I'm convinced that urban farming is in the future of local food production, and I'm hoping to get my hands on a copy of this book soon. Farming and gardening are certainly not just for those living in rural areas; urban gardening can be creative, exciting and innovative, if you're willing to invest just a little time in self-sufficiency and sustainability. I watched a video recently in which an 'urban homesteading' couple from England was interviewed; they claimed that, once their garden had been built and the soil cultivated, they only had to spend a couple hours a week harvesting produce and performing general maintenance.
I'd love to hear from readers of the blog who are working on their own urban sustainability projects. I would also encourage you to include Homegrown Evolution in your RSS feed or list of blogs to check out regularly: the authors have some great updates and tips on the day-to-day of gardening and living a self-sufficient lifestyle.