I don't remember how old I was when I first heard about community gardens, but I do remember that the idea instantly appealed to me.
Often one plant (especially if it is a zucchini plant), seems to produce more than one family can keep up with. Community gardening solves that problem and brings the community together in a joint effort.
This year, Roanoke is trying out a community garden at the intersection of Davison and Randolph Streets--almost on the nursing home's doorstep. This is an opportunity for individuals to grow plants and friendships in one effort.
I strongly encourage you to get involved in this effort. It's a great way to build a community!