You are looking at a community garden in the making. The boxes were constructed by Port Orford Rotary, The soil, donated by community farmers. Seeds and plants, provided by the Garden Club. The land and water access, provided by the city council. The boxes are available free of any charge, to anyone who wants them, one or two per household.
Each box will grow enough vegetables to feed a family of four, and possibly provide enough to can or freeze for winter months. Granted, with some cooperation, those zucchini and tomatoes can also be exchanged for herbs and berries. The work is light. Access is universal, on paved roads, right by the city park, in the middle of town, a walking distance for most folks.
What I like about this program is the expert advice that arrives in the form of Master Gardeners once or twice a week. They share cuttings, demonstrate how sprinkling egg shells on the soil will prevent slugs from eating tiny shoots, and assist with watering when someone is indisposed, out of town, or too sick to continue taking care of his/her box.
Some folks grow vegetables for the local food pantry.
If we only had such alliances in all towns, in all neighborhoods.
Fresh, home-grown vegetables feed the body and soul. Knowing that the community is there to support everyone, makes all of us feel loved.
Community gardens, a good thing.
Does your neighborhood have a community garden?