When I was a child my parents were misionarys I grew up with many poor indigenous peoples that had prospered for thousands of years on substainable organic agriculture. When I say poor I mean poor as far as my western culture conciders poor.
They lived fruitful, happy and rich lives . Their wealth, was knowledge and was passsed from generation to generation and so was their land. This land remaind intact and preserved for all their future generation to live off.
But this all changed with the introduction of our so called modernization. I have seen first hand the results of this and it was begining of the end not only their culture but their most valuable asset their land. Modern farming methods ruined the soil, poisened their rivers and was not sustainable and could not be passed to future generations.
This all sounds rather morbid but this is my knowledge that I have passed onto my children not to allow this to happen again, to be smart about how you live your life, and how it will impact on other generations.
I once read an artical when I was younger about an englishman who designed what to day is your basic suburan / estate housing and his vision was that all house holds with your average sized back yard could feed the family for next to nothing thereby reducing the burden on the government having to do so.
It is possible but we have become lazy or something. I am glad to see U taking an intrest and this will benefit not only you but all of us and our future generations.
Some of the litrature I have read is anything by david suzuki hope I spelt that right and a gentleman in tasmainia ,australia by the name of peter cundle
thanks for your time stevo