The Village of Ravena owned some land bordering a short street that was more of a connecting street to two street that would otherwise have been dead-end streets. The woods start there and some ways in is a small, deep ravine that take run-off water from the surrounding area. Several years ago some village residents started a community garden there which was a good size garden. I think the hardest part was keeping the rabbits and deer out of it. Excess produce was put out by the road for anyone who needed it. This lasted for several years, but suddenly the property was sold and someone built a large home on it. No more garden! Many people have their own gardens in their backyards or elsewhere on their property. They still set out excess produce on tables in front of their houses for people needing vegetables but can’t afford them to help themselves. Always lots of tomatoes, beans, peas, tomatoes, squash, etc… especially tomatoes. (I did say tomatoes, right?)
My wife and I used to grow tomatoes (there you go!), beans, peas, red raspberries and black caps. But once we started babysitting full time, we had to stop. Maybe we’ll be doing a garden again this year - with some help from our granddaughters. Olivia started some bean seeds in school last year which we planted on the south side of their house. She was thrilled to be able to pick the beans when they were ready. Then it was just the matter of getting the girls to eat their beans! Eva would taste one and say, “Ew! Gross! This is disgusting!” That’s her favorite thing to say when she doesn’t like the taste of something.