This is the guy that got me into real estate. He is a pretty cool guy. http://sidewalkfarmer.blogspot.com/ His name is Willie Herath.
One of the projects he is currently working on is becoming totally self sufficient through farming the ground between the sidewalks and the street in Los Angeles. Here is the challenge....
Is sustainable urban farming possible? Well, I've given my family of four a challenge to be 100% sustainable in three years or less. The only land we'll have to grow food is between the street and the sidewalk. We might be successful, but we hope to inspire you to farm your sidewalk!
Goto the blog and follow along!
You've got to find your obstacles and call them out! Unsheath the sword, and do battle with whatever it is that holds you back!