Your efforts sound wonderful. I'm also concentrating on planting "food."
3 plum trees, 5 blueberry, 1 fig so far.
I added a dwarf blueberry in a flower bed.
I use the Earthbox self-watering system and love it. EarthBox
In those boxes, I have 4 sweet banana peppers, 2 green bell peppers, 10 tomato plants, 3 Italian beans I can't spell, 3 cucumbers for slicing, 2 lemon cucumbers (first time trying them-- they're yellow and round), radishes
I made some self-watering 55-gallon BARRELS that work well
(idea was from here: Earth Box from a Plastic Barrel
He cuts his in 1/2, but I left mine whole) Scroll down and the photo with lattice support is mine!
In those, I have 3 cantaloupe, 3 yellow watermelon, and sweet cherry tomatoes.
........and still trying to landscape my new house (which is great exercise lately).
This fall, I'm going to plant a TON OF SPINACH and other leafy veggies for myself (use some type of covering to see how long toward winter I can keep producing). This past winter was so mild, I could have easily grown them all winter long.
I'm excited about it too -- lugging around soil, fertilizer, lime and such fits right in with "lift heavy things"