In my studies of sustainable agriculture and food forests I’ve come to own the importance of a little wildness in the garden. We create room for plants and critters to work out who is doing what. It seems the same can be said about our communities. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses and so together we can emphysize our strengths and overcome our weaknesses. So we love the idea of Neighborhood Gardens where the land, labor, expertise, and money can flow into a process that creates community, connection with nature, and a lot of great local seasonal healthy food.
Here is a site in Sonoma that sees things a little differently but are mostly aligned with how we see this evolving.