Yesterday we did something I haven't done in nearly twenty years - as a family, we planted a garden. If you've seen our yard and the constant traffic of kids we have through the only sunny portion of it, you may wonder how we're doing this.
Answer: a protestant church down the street has a community garden, and we booked a 5' x 10' plot. It's a start; a confidence booster for us, but especially for my wife who I don't think was ever put through the gardening paces like my mom did for me.
So hopefully come the fall, we'll be able to enjoy a meager bounty of peas, carrots, beans, beets, basil, and oregano. Better food, less cost, and a formative activity for my family to head down there every few days to deny the weeds the fruits (and vegetables) of our labour.