Ok so there is the advice I am looking for that will help me grow produce in a rented paved small courtyard in melbourne(nothing major...just some advice about plants that produce food in shaded conditions). More importantly, my partner and I are dreaming of a property in the country where we can escape the traps of the modern economy and the impending energy crisis. What advice is there for us to make this a reality. My mind is somewhat trapped by the thick suburban walls of Melbourne. I keep thinking land=mortgage=job=proximity to the city=Delphin(god help me). there must be another way. I hope to do a PDC this year.