With the U.S. economy currently circling the drain, it would be a wise move to begin taking care of ourselves by starting our own gardens, and producing our own food.
The best way to accomplish this is by raising chickens (pigeons or turkeys, which ever you have the most space for), and goats, and vegetables in a natural and sustainable way.
Forest gardening or other permaculture systems will work to provide a near-year-round supply of vegetation. Chickens do supply a year-round supply of eggs (even without a rooster) and goats can supply a good amount of milk as well. Another bonus to raising chickens and goats is that their manure is chock-full of nutrients that will be vital for the survival of your permaculture/forest garden.
This brings me to the Featured Website of the Week: Organic Gardening and Homesteading.
This website can provide vital tools for creating your own homestead, and having your own food supply will be vital in keeping you and your family healthy and well during a difficult period--homesteading helped those during the 1929 crisis.