So just a quick one here, but quite a timely quest.
A friend is concerned he might be made redundant (the organisation he works for is going through yet another re-organisation of roles, applying for your job, compulsory redundancies you know the kind of thing), his wife had had to resort to applying for part-time positions at fast food chains because there really aren't enough jobs going round for everyone at the moment.
So he's looking to start growing some food, he figures it will help him reduce costs in the medium term, plus eat more healthily. So we've been chatting about permaculture and making the most use of the space he has. he likes the idea as he's a designer and permaculture is a design system - so we are on to a winner already!
I'll post more if I get involved with his design, but I suspect that now he has a few books, he'll prefer to just get cracking. Pleased that a spark of an idea and some encouragement can lead to so much.