I’m glad this thread is active again! :-)
@Megan Where are you studying horticulture where they are teaching classes in organic & sustainable methods? I recently earned a horticulture degree and was only taught conventional/chemical agriculture methods and now after the fact I feel like I wasted a lot of money! I was totally freaking blown away last winter when I did an internship on an organic permaculture farm, showing up there with only knowledge of conventional agriculture and not even knowing what permaculture was.
I recommend The Omnivore’s Dilemma to everyone I talk to who cares about food. It honestly changed my life. That book, combined with my experiences on the farm last winter inspired me to completely change my life. In three weeks I am moving 8,000 miles away to live off the land an grow my own food. It’s going to be the most real and important thing I’ve ever done.