This year my wife and I have a garden plot. I was always made to weed my parents garden growing up and did work landscaping. But I was never the brains behind the operation. I am learning a great deal. We also wanted to compare the cost vs benefit. I've been told it costs more to garden. We'll find out. I do know that with a little know how and creativity a person can grow their own food. Whether it is enough to solely survive on is doubtable (as would be the case for us). But what I do know is if sh*% hits the fan it is a good skill to know, possibly as important (if not more, maybe that would be a good seperate discussion/thread) as shooting skills.