Seems like Eshlemon and myself, one maybe two yrs ago we had a chat about a small veggie garden as a means to beat this upcoming inflation, it appears that time is not only "right now" but for the next 2 to 3 yrs. If it helps any, in France they are called "potager": [video=youtube;YrbTQ-ss0FI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrbTQ-ss0FI[/video] Now I'm sure that will be scoffed at, however a properly designed garden can save a family 2k per yr: http://gardening.about.com/od/startingavegetablegarden/qt/Money_Garden.htm What other investment can turn 50 dollars into 1,250 or more? For those to young to recall, Gerald Ford had the "Whip Inflation Now" program in the mid 70's when home gardening was at it's peak in the US, there really is nothing new under the sun. Had a friend from Patterson Joizy who every yr would do exactly this as a "hobby". Have to hand it to the French, they know how to make a potato field look like an elegant setting..