It does have something to do with providing subsistence for me and my family. I can, freeze, dehydrate, and make wine all from the produce I grow. I even make my own charcoal. I sell the surplus of what we can't use and on good years that can be a good bit. And I give my elderly and less well off neighbors stuff fresh from the garden as well. But unlike what rodeo says it isn't easy - not on the scale I do it on anyway - . Its friggin dirty, difficult, back breaking work that doesn't really stop year round if you do what you should be doing and keep your place up. We save several thousand dollars on food every year. I have no problem with people growing their own stuff- IMO people ought to be getting closer to nature and away from mind numbing electronic bs. But stop blaming my generation for every thing wrong in your life for christs sake. We weren't all handed some sort of gold plated spoon just cause we were born during a certain time frame.