Hi, I’m David, I’m a software programmer/engineer working in the energy efficiency industry. I’ve bought a little house on a 1/4 acre plot in a small town in the San Bernardino mountain range with the aim of converting the house to having off-grid capability and practicing and learning sustainable agriculture (permaculture). It’s really one big experiment – we know people are able to become fully self-sustaining….but usually with huge areas of land in the country. The question is – can someone use modern technology and advanced permaculture techniques to make a fully-self sustaining homestead and do it all right in the middle of a small town on a 1/4 acre, 1 hour from L.A.? I certainly want to find out.