In relation to our hugelkultur beds, I discovered an interesting take on a hugel/wicking container, being done in Alabama. I just may experiment with this myself.
In relation to simple living in a suburban backdrop, I discovered a renoun couple doing it their way in California. It just goes to show, you don't have to have a large property, to be more self-reliant.
I'm not so much of a fan of their tall palm plantations, down the street though. But I guess its part of the LA character now, so it won't be changed any time soon. I'd much rather see their streets planted with food forests.
It's still a suburban settlement, with a lot of green happening though. I found the comment interesting, that families have been keeping livestock and growing food, throughout time. It's only been since the 2nd world war, we have forgotten. Or we were encouraged to be good consumers, more than being self-reliant.
On that note, here's something from Sepp Holzer which speaks in more direct terms.
There's an interesting mix of thoughts to be had from all three videos. The first two, make the change doable. But Sepp really tells us why its essential, at the end.
I hope you enjoy them, as much as I did.