I thought I would start a forum for those of us interested in the idea of self sufficiency but live in an urban area. I live in Jacksonville, FL and live about 5 minutes from the center of downtown. I currently have chickens and a set of large raised garden beds which I have begun to use to grow vegetables and herbs. It's a slow process, but it's been really worthwhile and interesting to slowly continue to add on to our "urban" homestead project. Current Gardening: tomatoes peppers (bell and chili) kale beets carrots spinach ginger dill fennell cilantro rosemary Current Chicken Flock: (only two for right now : / ) 1 Barred Rock 1 Brown Leghorn (searching for 3 more chickens! Our local ordinance allows up to 5 chickens) Other animals: 1 Dog 6 Cats Any other "urban" homesteaders?