This stuff blew me away. They make it look so easy and on their channel on youtube they break down each process in a way you can understand. All of these things are a possibility if you know how to get involved with your community. I admit, I am learning as we speak. I grew up very disconnected from society and I moved a lot.
Now about The Urban Farming Guys: They're very good about choosing no religious affiliation in their introductory video. If you watch more you notice there is some faith going on there. This is fine, but then you go to their website and they give you the means to contact them, but you discover quickly that the only people eligible for the 20 GRANTS they are sponsoring... are ministries. There's a big long list of ministries that ppl can vote on depending on their mission.
Some are unclear about their faith and could certainly BE secular. I can live with that. Blend into positive society with a message of reason and goodness without necessity. (=