Thank you for sharing some of your life experiences and perspectives. Very heart felt. My family eats, grows and lives our lives by natural practices that have been successful for thousands of years. We are healthier, saving money, are a closer family and having fun. One great story of mine deals with my first home. I was living in a typical residential neighborhood in a large city. The time was 1983 and the landscape chemicals were king. Everyone had manicured lawns, ornate gardens and a swimming pool. I took a tiller to my backyard and had 4 rows of crops growing next to my pool. Bugs, spiders, no chemicals and natural scapes. Everyone thought I was crazy. But in time, the neighborhood enjoyed my tomatoes, herbs, lettuces, peppers, corn and other wonders. I made a lot of friends and converts through my living example. I was not trying to impress anyone. I was just doing what I wanted to do. And back then everything was a home brew. Today, we can get everything we need for a natural organic lifestyle packaged nicely on the store shelves.