Kick ass. We are on a similar page. I don't have the automation you're talking about, but I'm working on compact, self-sustaining, food-production design myself. Suburban housing tracts, converted into gardens, would kill corporate food-suppliers (Rot in Hell Monsanto!) and boost local economies.I used to do architectual design, and have made a set of plans for an 18' X 24' self sustaining 4 season greenhouse.
There would be a Solar array to capture sun/heat batteries to power the night time grow lights, sprinklers for half the greenhouse, a small pond for water to drain off into, filtration to capture various waste products from the fish, feeding them into the sprinklers to be distributed over the plants as fertilizer.
There would also an electric heat system in the winter that would kick on, as well as venting for the summer.
Lots of stuff went into the design of it. When we get the house, I will likely document the process of construction. The price tag isn't that bad since I'm making all of my own components, with the exception of the glass / plastic.
Not to mention, 'Real Food' tastes better.
Oh, yeah...you're fasting. I'm going to eat a fried pork-chop, some mac-and-cheese, and big pile of best gawdamn cole-slaw on the planet in your honor.