I had another great idea the other day; raise chickens! In this rapidly changing recessionary world, I cast my mind back to stories of the depression. Farmers fared better than urban dwellers. In a pinch they could eat from their land (if their dirt didn't turn to dust).
As I googled in to my subject, however, I found I was just one of many following a trendy trend. Why has urban chicken farming taken off? The recession likely has a lot to do with it. Also, there's the local eating trend inspired by the desire to know more about what we eat. There's a reation these days to the highly networked, industrialized, and interdependent society that we live in. You can't get better control on the food you eat than if you raise it yourself.